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Latest items for VOTE-LAW-1

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)
May 31, 2016, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The Constitution provides the right to vote and to participate in any lawful profession as a fundamental right of every Bhutanese citizen" (24). "The Constitution under Article 23 on elections further emphasizes on the right to vote for every Bhutanese citizen above the age of 18. Under the same Article, it sets equal qualification and disqualification criteria for both male and female" (24).
May 21, 2016, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"In the British Virgin Islands, women have the right to vote, contest general elections, and hold political and other public offices" (10).
May 15, 2016, 7:55 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

" The Constitution further prescribed that any citizen of Montenegro who turned 18 years of age had the right to elect and be elected and that the right to vote was general and equal (Article 32). The Constitution, in the most general sense, guaranteed the property right (Article 45) and right to succession (Article 46)." (12) " Furthermore, the Constitution prescribes that Montenegro shall guarantee and protect rights and freedoms (Article 6), that all shall be deemed equal before the law regardless of any particularity or personal feature (Article 17), that everyone shall have the right to equal protection of rights and freedoms thereof (Article 19), as well as the ...more
May 1, 2016, 12:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"For the first time in Saudi history, women were allowed to vote and run for office" (1)
April 14, 2016, 10:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The successive constitutions have enshrined the principle of non discrimination with regard to the right to vote and to be eligible for election. Organic Law 2012-005 instituting the Electoral Code has retained this principle, by providing in articles 3 and 5 that: Art. 3 – 'All Malagasy citizens, without any distinction as to sex, aged at least eighteen years on the date of the election and enjoying their civil and political rights, shall be entitled to vote. The voting rights of women who have acquired Malagasy nationality by marriage and of foreigners who have acquired Malagasy nationality by naturalization shall be as stipulated in the Nationality Code'" (39)more
April 4, 2016, 7:21 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"Women in Israel are eligible to vote in all elections and to be elected to every public office, as well as to serve in publicly elected positions, partake in the formulation of all aspects of Government policies and their implementation, as detailed throughout this Article" (67).
March 29, 2016, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The amendment to the Electoral Act No. 35 of 1962 by Act No. 17 of 2005, which grants Kuwaiti women full and equal rights with men to vote and stand for election, which has resulted in the election of women members of Parliament in 2009" (2)
March 15, 2016, 8:58 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"New Zealand is the first country where women received the right to vote, in 1893" (26).
March 15, 2016, 8:44 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"Finland was the second country to introduce the right to vote for women in 1906" (19).
March 15, 2016, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"It is among the first five countries to have provided women with the right to vote, and did so in 1918" (22).
March 11, 2016, 6:42 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"Women have voting rights as do men in the election of village leaders" (24)