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Latest items for VOTE-LAW-1

April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The Constitution guarantees political rights to vote in a free, fair and regular election for citizen who has reached the age of 18 years. This includes the right to form, join, campaign and participate in activities of a political party and be a candidate for an election" (16).
April 6, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The year 2005 was a key one for the advancement of Kuwaiti women. It was at a historic session on 16 May of that year that the National Assembly ratified an amendment to article 1 of the Elections Act, no. 35 (1962), granting Kuwaiti women full political rights to vote and stand as candidates" (11). "Act no. 17 (2005), which gives women the right to vote and stand as candidates in all elections and referendums" (15).
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"Founded as a secular republic in 1923, Turkey was an early adopter of women’s suffrage in 1934" (para 27).
March 13, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"In Norway, women have the same right as men to vote in public elections and referendums, and are equally eligible to run for all publicly elected bodies" (36).
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"Law of Municipal Councils promulgated by Royal Decree No. M/61 of 4/10/1435 A.H. (1/8/2014), which entitles women to vote" (21). "All Saudi citizens, both male and female, are entitled to participate in public and political life in the Kingdom through participation in decision-making, voting and standing for elections" (32). "There are no legal provisions prohibiting women from exercising the right to vote. There are no legal provisions prohibiting women from exercising the right to vote or stand for elected office. The Municipal Elections Law, which the Committee mentions in paragraph 16 of its list of issues and questions with regard to the consideration of periodic reports, establishes the equal right ...more
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"Universal adult franchise was introduced in Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) in 1931. Women’s right to vote has been guaranteed and there has never been any obstacle to their active participation at all elections and public referenda and to be eligible for election to all public elected bodies" (33).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1, VOTE-DATA-2

"Voter turnout in general elections has increased in the past 2 elections (2006 and 2010). In the Riksdag election in 2010 voter turnout was 84.6 per cent. Since 1973 voter turnout has been higher for women than for men. At the Riksdag election in 2010 their voter turnout was 1 percentage point higher. Voter turnout for young women aged 18-24 years is 4 percentage points higher than for men in the same age group" (page 28).
Jan. 30, 2018, 6:23 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"There are no legal impediments to voting or holding public office for women or minorities" (11).
Jan. 30, 2018, 12:41 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"Women can now vote in municipal elections and work in some retail and hospitality jobs" (Para 24).
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1, LBHO-PRACTICE-2, LBHO-DATA-1, VOTE-PRACTICE-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"Women participated in political life on the same basis as men"(13)
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"In 2011, the late King Abdullah announced that women would have the right to join the Shoura Consultative Council and the right to run and vote in the municipal elections" (para 19).
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

ICCPR: INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS (12/16/1966). SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: ARTS. 2.1, 3, 14, 16 AND 23.4 Ratified: 2/28/2008 Inter-American Convention on the Granting of Political Rights to Women, 1954. American States Convention on Nationality of Women, 1958. (ITC: P1)
June 12, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, VOTE-LAW-1, SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"in 2011 when the late King Abdullah allowed women onto the government advisory Shura Council. Women can now vote in municipal elections, work in some retail and hospitality jobs and were allowed to compete in the Olympics for the first time in 2012" (p 9)
April 6, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"The Constitutional Declaration allows for full participation of women and minorities in elections and the political process, but significant social and cultural barriers--in addition to significant security challenges--prevented their proportionate political participation" (21).
March 20, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"There were no laws preventing women or members of minorities from voting, running for office, serving as electoral monitors, or otherwise participating in political life on the same basis as men or nonminority citizens" (8).
March 14, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3, LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-PRACTICE-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"The law protects the rights of women and minorities to vote, run for office, serve as electoral monitors, and otherwise participate in political life; however, traditional and cultural practices limited the political participation of women and members of indigenous groups" (11).
March 9, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"There are no laws preventing women from voting, running for office, serving as electoral monitors, or otherwise participating in political life on the same basis as men or nonminority citizens" (11).
Feb. 10, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"1921 Women get the right to vote and run for office" (4).
Jan. 26, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2, VOTE-LAW-1, CONST-LAW-1

"A constitutional amendment in 2015 mandated that women be given equal say in electing and participating in governments in indigenous communities, which have the right to run their own affairs" (para 13).
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-LAW-1, GP-DATA-1, RISW-PRACTICE-2

"Saudi Arabia’s government agreed to abolish the guardianship system twice – in 2009 and 2013 – after a review by the United Nation’s Human Rights Council. It instituted some reforms by, for instance, making it easier for women to work, appointing women to the King’s advisory board, and allowing women to vote and run as candidates in municipal elections. However, these reforms had limitations and stopped short of providing women basic rights" (para 10).
Jan. 4, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

“The constitution and law provide citizens the ability to choose their government through free and fair periodic elections based on universal and equal suffrage. Citizens exercised that right, although some problems persisted” (30).
Jan. 3, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

“The law provides citizens the ability to choose their government in free and fair periodic elections based on universal and equal suffrage, and citizens exercised this right. Military conscripts may not vote” (11).
Jan. 3, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

“The constitution and law provide citizens the ability to choose their government in free and fair periodic elections based on universal and equal suffrage, and citizens exercised that ability” (8).
Jan. 3, 2017, 8:24 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

“The constitution and law provide citizens the ability to choose their government in free and fair periodic elections based on universal and equal suffrage, and citizens exercised this right” (7).
Nov. 30, 2016, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"Al-Monitor: What are the main obstacles and difficulties that you faced in this electoral race, particularly considering that this was the first time that a Coptic woman succeeded in winning an individual seat? Gaballah: Prior to entering the race, my main concern revolved around the patriarchal culture that permeates society, to the point even where women refuse to vote for other women. Another concern was the fact that the al-Jamaliah and Manshiyat Nasser district that I represent is characterized by its tribal and familial affiliations that dominate the electoral scene. Yet I decided to enter the race despite not hailing from a prominent district family and residing in Heliopolis — ...more
Nov. 30, 2016, 8:32 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"A royal decree allowing women to vote was issued to encourage women to be involved in politics" (Para 8).
Nov. 17, 2016, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The constitution provides citizens with the ability to choose their government in free and fair periodic elections based on universal and equal suffrage" (7).
Nov. 15, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws prevent women or minorities from voting or participating in political life on the same basis as men or nonminority citizens" (32).
Sept. 30, 2016, 8:58 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"Sheikh Abdulrahman al-Barrak said in a fatwa last August that it was “forbidden for women to participate in the municipal councils elections, elected or appointed, and it is forbidden for everyone to elect them" (para 8). "The inclusion of women in the vote was announced by the country’s late monarch, King Abdullah, who also appointed women in the Shura Council for the first time in 2013" (para 10).
Aug. 23, 2016, 5:13 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The right to vote in local elections was given to women in 1930, and full suffrage was adopted in 1934"(para 4)