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Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women and minorities remained underrepresented in elected bodies.... Women make up 23 percent of the Chamber of Deputies and 15 percent of the Senate" (12).
Sept. 17, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala

"'Here, there is still the sexist attitude that women are not capable of making decisions, for example,' said Trujillo. 'That is why they earn a quarter less than their male colleagues and why there are just 10 women among the 340 mayors in Guatemala'" (para 11).
Sept. 17, 2021, 10 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand

"No laws limit participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate. At the last general election in 2017, 46 women were elected to parliament, and this number has since grown: with a 2019 total of 49 female members of parliament, women comprise more than 40 percent of all members of parliament (MPs). Voter turnout in the general election was 79 percent, while turnout in designated Maori electorates was lower and ranged from 60 percent to 69 percent. In South Auckland electorates with a high percentage of Pacific Island voters, turnout was 69 percent" (8).
Sept. 13, 2021, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Among the 2,987 appointed delegates to the 13th NPC during the year, 742 (25 percent) were women" (60). "Fifteen percent of the [Hong Kong] Legislative Council’s members were women" (123). "Six of the 33 Legislative Assembly members were women [in Macau]" (139).
Sept. 8, 2021, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

"As of 2020, only 15% of senior and leadership posts were held by women, according to the Global Gender Report. And with only 14% of seats in Japan's parliament occupied by women, and most lawmakers aged between 50 to 70, male boomers dominate political and business life in the country" (para 5). "And in Japan, only one in seven lawmakers is a women -- that's fewer than 14%, compared to a 25% global average and 20% average in Asia, as of January 2021, according to data from the Inter-Parliamentary Union, an organization that compiles data on national parliaments" (para 24).
Aug. 31, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Following the 2017 elections, the share of Assembly members who were women increased to a record 29 percent. Following a government reshuffle in December 2018, the share of ministers who were women increased from 47 percent to 53 percent" (p 14).
Aug. 28, 2021, 11:07 a.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"During the 2009 European Parliament elections 29,7% of candidates in Estonia were women (24% in 2004). Out of 6 elected member s 33,3% were women, but with replacements the actual gender balance after the elections was 50/50 (3 women and 3 men). During 2014 elections 3 of the winning candidates were women, 3 men, thereby granting once again gender balance among Estonian members of the EP...The biggest ratio of women among national parliament members was in 2007, when 24% of members were women (i.e. 24 of the 101 members were women). In 2011 the ratio of women in Riigikogu was 19. 8% (i.e. 20 of the 101 members were women)....more
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania

"Women won election to 9.5 percent of constituent seats in parliament and few seats in the Zanzibar House of Representatives. There were special women’s seats in both parliament and the Zanzibar House of Representatives that brought total representation to 30 percent" (p 20).
Aug. 17, 2021, 2:50 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

" Of the 124 parliamentarians, 14 were women" (p 15).
Aug. 6, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"There were eight female ministers in the 43-member cabinet (19 percent). Women held 28 of 171 National Assembly seats (16 percent)" (p 13).
July 27, 2021, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Of 209 members of parliament (both houses), 38 were women and seven of 31 members of government/cabinet were women" (p 18).
July 23, 2021, 2:27 p.m.
Countries: Macedonia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"As of September 28, 41 of the 120 members of the parliament were women, and four women served as ministers in the president’s 25-member cabinet" (p 22).
July 20, 2021, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Following UTJ and Shas, Yamina is set to have the worst female representation, at some 14.1% of its delegation. Female representation is about 16.7% for both Yisrael Beitenu and the Arab Joint List. The United Arab List includes 20% female representation, Blue and White 25% and Likud has about 26.7%.A third of the Religious Zionism, New Hope and Yesh Atid candidate lists are women.The two left-wing parties have the highest female representation, with Meretz at 40% and Labor at 57.1%"(para 22,23)."A record seven significant parties entered into the election[2021] with women at the No. 2 spot, and they almost all made it into parliament: Meretz, New Hope, Religious Zionism, Yamina,...more
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"No laws limit participation of women and members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate. There was one woman in the 11-seat Council of Ministers and 10 women in the 56-seat House of Representatives" (p 13). "(In 'TRNC')There were four women in the 50-seat 'parliament'" (p 37).
July 9, 2021, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: South Korea

"The discrimination against women in South Korea, unfortunately, extends far beyond economics. Out of 300 seats at the Parliament, women hold just 57 seats (19%), which sadly is more women in Parliament than ever before. This political discrimination is the product of a society where 30% of survey respondents said they would rather vote for a male politician than a female politician even if her resume was as good as his. This could also be the direct result of President Park Geun-hye, who was the first female president but quickly became a national disgrace on account of her abuses of power. She was the first female president to serve an...more
July 9, 2021, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

"The overall success rate of women candidates who ran for positions in the 2017 national elections was 16 percent, with 47 women elected to the National Assembly and three to the Senate. Women were elected to three of the 47 governorships" (p 29).
June 29, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"At present, just 5% of the Palestinian Central Council members, 11% of the Palestinian National Council members and 13% of the Council of Ministers members are women" (para 12).
June 29, 2021, 11:26 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women held 10 percent of seats in the National Assembly (50 of 500) and 6 percent in the provincial assemblies (43 of 690). Four of 108 senators were women. Among the 59 government vice prime ministers, ministers, ministers of state, and vice ministers, six were women, a decrease in the total number from that of the government formed earlier in 2016 (from 11 percent of 68 such positions to 10 percent of 59 such positions). Some observers believed cultural and traditional factors prevented women from participating in political life to the same extent as men" (p 34).
June 29, 2021, 9:11 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"In 1946, women held 8.4 percent of seats in the House of Representatives, Japan’s lower house. As of this July, they held 9.5 percent of lower house seats, an increase of just over 1 percent" (2). " Koike said she used her political will in the April 2015 ward election to make sure the LDP ran many female candidates for the constituency. 'As a result,' Koike said, 'we were able to have more than 30 percent of LDP assembly representatives in the Toshima ward be female'" (5).
June 10, 2021, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

"Half of the ministers in López Obrador’s cabinet are women. Mexico’s Congress has almost achieved parity and in 2019, the country adopted what it calls a 'feminist foreign policy,' like variations in Canada, Sweden and France" (para 9).
June 9, 2021, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"In the reporting period, the share of women in the Polish parliament (the 460-person Sejm and the 100-person Senate) was the following: in 2001-2005 – 20 per cent in the Sejm, 23 per cent in the Senate; in 2005-2007 – 21 per cent in the Sejm, 24 per cent in the Senate, and since 2007 – 20 per cent in the Sejm, 8 per cent in the Senate. In the elections to the European Parliament held in June 2009 women constituted 22.89 per cent of the candidates and men – 77.11 per cent. 11 women won parliamentary seats, which accounts for 22 per cent of the number of mandates allocated...more
May 18, 2021, 5:32 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"As of 2017, 'women make up 23% of members of parliament'" (para 4).
May 15, 2021, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women accounted for 18 percent of all candidates in Japan's House of Representatives election in 2017 and 28 percent in the House of Councillors election in 2019, according to a Kyodo News survey released in early March. The WEF report, which tracks progress toward gender equality in the fields of the economy, politics, education and health, noted only 9.9 percent of Japan's parliamentarians were women and 10 percent of ministerial positions were held by females. It also noted the country has never had a female prime minister" (para 9-10).
April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Under the current Legislature, women sitting at the Senate amount to 17.85 per cent, while those at the Chamber of Deputies amount to 21.27 per cent, whereas Italian women parliamentarians reach 19.2 per cent. As at December 2008, at the governmental positions level, the rate of women amounted to approximately 11 per cent" (50).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The Committee notes that women’s representation currently stands at 19.3 per cent in the House of Commons and 19.7 per cent in the House of Lords. It notes that the figures are higher, however, in Scotland (34.1 per cent) and Wales (46.7 per cent)" (10). "It also notes the underrepresentation of women in public office, standing at 16.7 per cent in the Assembly [of North Ireland]" (11).
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Now the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine consists of 43 women, making 9.56 per cent of total number of the members of parliament, and this is the highest rate over the entire period of its functioning" (5). "in the gender correlation of members of parliament at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and members of parliament at the local authorities the changes have almost been absent" (17).
Feb. 4, 2021, 10:24 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Today, she is in a position of power, at least on paper. She is one of 68 women in Afghanistan’s 249-member Parliament, representing Badghis Province. Her husband is unemployed and spends most of his time at home. 'He is my house husband,' she joked" (para 23).
Jan. 31, 2021, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"29% of Federal parliamentarians in the House of Representatives were women. This is an increase of 2% since January 2016. Women made up 33% of the Senate, which is the lowest proportion that has been recorded in the last decade. 33% of State/Territory parliamentarians were women. This proportion has not shown much improvement since 2007" (6).
Jan. 8, 2021, 10:12 a.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The election also resulted in a minor step towards gender balance in the Greek government and Parliament. However, a long way remains to equal political participation in Greece" (para. 1). “’After the 25th January elections, a new government was formed in Greece. The winner is SYRIZA (left side coalition) with 36,8 % in cooperation with ANEL (right side independent Greeks) with 4,75%. The opposition is now NEA DEMOCRATIA (European popular party with 27,81 %. Eight more women are now represented in the new parliament. We have now 68 women out of 300 parliament members" (para. 3).
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women represent less than 15 percent of lawmakers in Japan’s Parliament. Of the 102 current parliamentary members who are women, fewer than half are in Mr. Abe’s conservative Liberal Democratic Party" (para 18).