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Latest items for LBHO-PRACTICE-1

Feb. 23, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"In this respect we note that over the years there have been some initiatives to promote the representation of gender quotas in party documents, in the election process. The deadlock in this respect is determined by different approaches of the concerned subject, the persistence of gender stereotypes on the women’s political leadership" (Pg 9). "Overall in the country a positive dynamic in women’s participation in public and political decision-making process has been noted. At the same time women remain underrepresented both in elections, and in political process, as well as in decision-making, the mentioned figures do not reflect by far the demographic structure of the population, where women account for ...more
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"In 2010, most of the political parties signed a charter pledging to promote Palestinian women’s participation in political decision-making by ensuring that women held a minimum of 30 per cent of overall positions; increasing the number of decision-making positions held by women in political parties and organizations as well as the number of women on the electoral lists of local and legislative bodies; and nominating women for inclusion on electoral lists in order to increase their chances of success. However, some parties did not commit to enforcing that minimum level of participation" (16). "The effects of the legislative changes [instituting a female quota] were felt in most recent Legislative Council ...more
Feb. 10, 2018, 12:06 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"In preparation for the coming parliamentary elections, in 2004, the Uzbek Parliament adopted the amendment, which sets the obligatory gender quota of 30% for both chambers of the Parliament. The change in the law contributed to an ample shift of women`s participation in political life of Uzbekistan and their role in policy-making process. After Parliamentary elections in 2010, the number of women in Parliament significantly increased" (Para 3). "While 31.8% of the total number of candidates at the parliament elections of 2014 were women, the required 30% female quota has not been reached" (Para 3). "The increasing number of female candidates at the parliamentary elections demonstrates that the state adheres ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, LBHO-LAW-2

"While commending the State party’s effort to strengthen female political leadership through the establishment of the “600 women leaders for Chile” Programme, the Committee is concerned about the low participation of women in Government, in both chambers of Parliament, the diplomatic service and the judiciary, as well as in the function of mayor and municipal councillor" (6).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"The Sami political parties have achieved positive results in their work to increase women’s participation in the popularly elected assembly of the Sami Parliament. An exchange of knowledge and experience with Sami women in Norway, Finland and Russia has also been initiated. Sami women have been involved in the action the Government has taken alongside this for women’s entrepreneurship" (page 9). "The Government is working for broader and gender equal participation in elected assemblies. In June 2014 the Government appointed an inquiry on democratic participation and influence. The inquiry’s remit will include reviewing the conditions for elected representatives. It is also to present proposals for measures that can encourage more ...more
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee reiterates its previous concern that temporary special measures are not sufficiently applied as a necessary strategy to accelerate the achievement of substantive equality between women and men in all areas covered by the Convention, with particular attention to promote the representation of women at the decision-making level in both the public and private sectors," (5). "The Committee welcomes the revision of Law No. 010-2009 of 16 April 2009 (Quota Law), to raise the representation of either sex on the candidate lists for legislative and municipal elections from 30 to 50 per cent and the rejection of any candidate list that does not respect this quota. It further welcomes ...more
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts in applying temporary special measures with regard to women’s political participation, such as the quota provisions in the Parliamentary Elections Act (2016) and the revised Municipalities Act (2015)" (Pg 7). "The Committee is aware of the State party’s use of temporary special measures to accelerate the participation of women in political life, notably in the Parliamentary Elections Act (2016) and the revised Municipalities Act (2015)" (Pg 11).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"Nevertheless, it notes with concern the limited implementation of quotas, as reflected by the low representation of women in provincial and municipal legislatures" (6).
Dec. 13, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"Political participation, for example, is one area where, apart from poor progress, impediments are actually placed to prevent women from playing an active role in the democratic process" (para 7).
Dec. 2, 2017, 3:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"Afghan women form 27% of the House of Representatives (68 out of 249) and 17 seats are allocated for women in Afghan Senate" (para 10).
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"One, Women in Front, is an association created to motivate women to participate in the legislative elections that have been pushed from 2014 to 2017. From this group, lawyer Nadine Moussa became the first woman to submit her candidacy for the presidential elections that still have yet to be held" (para 14).
Nov. 8, 2017, noon
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"Women have made significant gains in elected office in Mexico, in part because of a series of measures ensuring their greater participation in politics. Most recently, a 2014 law requires that half of all the candidates fielded by a political party in federal or state legislative elections be women" (para 24).
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"Even though there are no Nubian women in the Egyptian parliament, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appointed Makkah Abd al-Ilahi Abd al-Mawli as the Nubian women's representative to the National Council for Women"(para 15)
Sept. 26, 2017, 7:45 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"Even in politics, where the chancellor has proved a role model for many and has vowed to appoint a gender-balanced cabinet if re-elected, the number of women in Parliament is already certain to drop, whatever the outcome of the vote a week from Sunday" (para 6).
Sept. 26, 2017, 2 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"It [the radio program designed by a NGO to support women] also will address political participation for women, the role of local councils, the importance of women's participation in the local councils, women's quota as stated in the Constitution"(para 5)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"Incoming Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined an elite global club Wednesday by appointing women to 50 percent of his Cabinet positions.The self-proclaimed feminist made good his campaign promise that his governmental inner circle would be gender-equal. After initially trailing in the polls, the 43-year-old defeated incumbent Conservative Stephen Harper last month. His government was sworn-in Wednesday"(para 1-2)
Aug. 29, 2017, 2:31 p.m.
Countries: East Timor, Nepal, Rwanda
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, LBHO-LAW-1

“In countries such as Rwanda, Nepal, and East Timor, gender quotas — often implemented pursuant to rewritten constitutions — have sparked more rapid increases [of women in politics]” (2).
Aug. 29, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"The goal [of violence against female politicians]: to turn back progress ushered in by a new gender quota, implemented as part of a 2010 constitutional overhaul, that has vaulted more women into positions of power in Kenya than ever before" (1). "This is part of the story in Kenya, where the 2010 constitution established a gender quota mandating that neither gender hold more than two-thirds of the positions in any government entity (thereby ensuring that a minimum of one-third plus one of parliamentarians and members of local county assemblies are women). The subsequent 2013 general election resulted in Kenya’s highest number of women in government in its history" (3).more
July 20, 2017, 9:24 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"While the introduction of quota mechanisms in many Arab countries—mainly Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia—has opened the door for increased levels of female representation, quota mechanisms do not appear to have a significant immediate impact on the appointment of female politicians to influential legislative committees in Arab parliaments" (para 1).
July 20, 2017, 9:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"While the introduction of quota mechanisms in many Arab countries—mainly Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia—has opened the door for increased levels of female representation, quota mechanisms do not appear to have a significant immediate impact on the appointment of female politicians to influential legislative committees in Arab parliaments" (para 1). "As for Tunisia, the 2014 constitution enshrined equal political representation by introducing a gender parity clause that stipulated electoral lists alternate male and female candidates. Though Tunisia’s post-revolution Assembly of Representatives did not witness such a dramatic increase in female representation (currently 31.3 percent, up from 27.6 percent in 2009), this can be attributed to both Tunisia’s role as a pioneer ...more
July 20, 2017, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"While the introduction of quota mechanisms in many Arab countries—mainly Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia—has opened the door for increased levels of female representation, quota mechanisms do not appear to have a significant immediate impact on the appointment of female politicians to influential legislative committees in Arab parliaments" (para 1). "Algeria introduced Law 12-03 of 2012, which required political parties to include female candidates on their party lists, with higher quotas set for larger constituencies. As a result, women’s presence in the Algerian parliament leaped from a mere 7.7 percent in 2007 to 31.6 percent in 2012" (para 5). "Tunisia first introduced a voluntary quota system among political parties in 2004, ...more
July 5, 2017, 4:06 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

¨Gamliel is part of the younger generation of women in the Likud Party promoted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after the last election. The ministry that she heads handles elderly citizens and issues pertaining to gender and sectoral equality¨(para 4)
July 3, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, LBHO-LAW-2

"The Committee is, however, concerned at the lack of statutory temporary special measures, including quotas, to address the underrepresentation of women, including ethnic and other minority women, in decision-making positions in the public and private sectors, as well as in political life, especially in the parliament. The Committee is particularly concerned that rather than statutory quotas, the State party continues to use less effective voluntary initiatives and other incentives such as higher evaluations for companies during the bidding process for public procurement" (5)
July 3, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to promote the participation of women in political and public life by adopting the third and fourth basic plans on gender equality, which sets numerical targets and a specific goal to achieve 30 per cent representation of women in political, public and private life by 2020" (9)
June 14, 2017, 11:46 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, GP-DATA-5

“Thirty-five states have state-level campaign trainings specifically for women, 34 states have a women’s commission, 33 states have a women’s PAC, and 16 states have chapters of the National Women’s Political Caucus. Ten states have all four of these institutional resources for women at the state level: California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Texas…The bottom third consists of 15 states that have one institutional resources and the one state—North Dakota—that has no resources to help women in their political participation. North Dakota ranks 51st on this indicator of women’s status” (18)
June 14, 2017, 11:45 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, GP-DATA-5

“The National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) is a multi-partisan, grassroots organization dedicated to increasing the number of women who run for office and who are elected or appointed into leadership positions” (18)
June 14, 2017, 11:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, GP-DATA-5

“In many states across the nation, women’s commissions—which can operate at the city, county, or state level—strive to identify inequities in laws, policies, and practices and recommend changes to address them. Women’s commissions may engage in a variety of activities to benefit women in their geographic areas, such as conducting research on issues affecting the lives of women and families, holding briefings to educate the public and legislators on these issues, developing a legislative agenda, and advocating for gender balance in leadership throughout both the public and private sectors” (18)
June 14, 2017, 11:43 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, GP-DATA-5

“Political action committees (PACs) raise and spend money for the purpose of electing and defeating candidates. A PAC may give directly to a candidate committee, a national party committee, or another PAC, within the contribution limits (Open Secrets 2015). A women’s PAC may be critical to supplying a female candidate with the campaign contributions she needs to launch a successful campaign. A women’s PAC may also bolster candidates who support women-friendly policy and legislation. In 2014, there were 23 national and 47 state or local PACs or donor networks that either gave money primarily to women candidates or had a primarily female donor base” (18)
June 14, 2017, 11:42 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, GP-DATA-5

“One study found that nine in ten women who participated in a training before running found it extremely helpful; many also believed that campaign trainings should be expanded to be more women-centric so as to address the issue of ‘campaigning-while-female’…Experienced women candidates also expressed a need for a range of candidate training, from running for one’s first office to running for a seat in one’s congressional delegation, which as a national office requires the candidate to learn a new range of skills. Most training, however, seems to be aimed at encouraging women to run for their first office” (18)
June 14, 2017, 11:41 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, GP-DATA-5

“In addition to women’s voting and election to local, state, and federal offices, institutional resources dedicated to helping women succeed in the political arena and to promoting and prioritizing women’s policy issues play a key role in connecting women constituents to policymakers. Such resources include campaign trainings for women, women’s Political Action Committees (PACs), women’s commissions, and state chapters of the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC)” (16)