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Latest items for LBHO-DATA-1

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).
Dec. 23, 2020, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"32 women were elected (out of 120) to the GNC" (9).
Dec. 20, 2020, 6:53 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"In 2018, Bahrain was ranked 130th by the Inter-Parliamentary Union for female representation. The country last held elections in 2018, and a number of women were appointed to both houses in the country. In the Council of Representatives, out of 40 seats, 6 were won by women. In elections for the Shura Council, 9 out of 40 available, were awarded to women. There are 4 female members of the municipal council" (8).
Oct. 22, 2020, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"A September study from the United Nations Development Program’s found that women’s representation in Bosnian political institutions is only half of the 40 percent legally mandated proportion" (21).
Oct. 22, 2020, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Currently, in convocation of the National Assembly there are 13 women politicians out of 131 MPs (10% of available seats). It is notable that in 2012, during the elections of National Assembly, 22.8% of those nominated were women, as stipulated by the Electoral Code. However, many declined their nominations and their positions were taken over by men next on the list. Women`s participation in Council of Elders is also low. In 2013 as a result of the elections, 10 women out of 65 members (15.4%) were accepted to the Council of Elders of Yerevan and 534 women out of 6,164 members (8.6%) at the country level" (32).
Sept. 14, 2020, 6:34 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Bahraini women’s participation in political and public life is still incomplete and far from the desired level. Women currently represent 7.5% in the elected chamber of the legislative Council, 22.5% of the appointed one, and 10% of the municipalities (local councils)" (1).
July 26, 2020, 9:25 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"In terms of female political presence, in 2012, only 7.9% of Diet members in the lower house and 6.4% of prefectural governors were female. In the latest election in which Abe's government was re-elected in December 2014 the number of women elected to the House of Representatives increased from 38 to 45 members, which represents 9.47% of members. If Abe's administration serves a full four year term to the end of 2019, then a target of 30% women by 2020 is impossible" (8).
July 13, 2020, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The proportion of parliamentary seats held by women is 19.7 percent, not much lower than the 22.3 percent in the British House of Commons" (para. 2).
July 12, 2020, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"In the legislative term 2014 to 2018, just 24 percent of all members of parliaments were women" (para. 18).
June 23, 2020, 6 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Currently, women constitute 21.1 per cent of the members of the Majlis-i Milli (upper house) of the Majlis-i Oli and 20.6 per cent of deputies of the Majlis-i Namoyandagon (lower house) of the Majlis-i Oli; one of them is the vice-chairperson and two are chairpersons of committees" (17).
June 23, 2020, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The R Serbia held general and local elections on 24 April 2016. Women account for 34.54 per cent of the new convocation of the National Assembly and the figures are similar in each of the city and municipal assemblies. Apart from the Speaker of the National Assembly, 85 of the 250 members of parliament are women. The female members of parliament are gathered in the Women’s Parliamentary Network" (27). "The Provincial Government of the AP of Vojvodina has 11 members in total, one of whom is a woman. The share of female members in the Assembly of the AP of Vojvodina is 35.8 per cent" (27).
May 31, 2020, 11:11 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"As a result of the election, there were only 103 women deputies in the parliament" (para 34).
May 31, 2020, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"People’s Assembly and the local people’s assemblies are held every 5 and 4 years respectively. Such elections were held several times during the reporting period, in which 99.99 per cent of the voters participated. Women accounted for 20.2 per cent and 27 per cent of the deputies elected for the 13th Supreme People’s Assembly in 2014 and local people’s assemblies in 2015 respectively" (14).
May 6, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"In the cabinet announced on August 28, women held 42 percent of the positions, and continued to hold 64 percent of seats in Parliament." (31).
April 30, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The public face of the Muslim Brotherhood would never espouse such a statement. But its founding intellectual lights never hid the fact that a pillar of their planned theocracy was keeping women powerless. And their record in office is one of sexist exclusion. Women held only eight seats out of 498 (four of the eight women were from the Brotherhood party) in the disbanded Parliament" (para 12). "Women made up 7% of the constitutional assembly that drafted the Egyptian constitution. No wonder then that the document (approved by referendum in December 2012) refers to women only as sisters and mothers, and only within the framework of family -- not employment...more
April 28, 2020, 8:53 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"According to the Human Rights Ombudsman’s Office, men earned on average 29.5 percent more than women. Women held few elected or appointed offices at the national and regional levels." (49).
April 24, 2020, 9:25 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2, LBHO-DATA-1

"No laws limit participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate. Observers attributed fewer leadership opportunities for women in major parties and government, particularly in the North, to religious and cultural barriers. Women occupied approximately 5 percent of National Assembly seats, and six of the 36 cabinet members were women. Few women ran for elected office at the national level: in the most recent federal elections in 2015, women constituted just 128 of the 746 total candidates (17 percent) for the Senate, and 270 of the 1,772 candidates for the House of Representatives (15 percent)." (29).
April 3, 2020, 9:50 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

Table 23 shows the number of Provincial and District Councilors, 2009 and 2014. In 2009, women represented 10% of this members (38 women out of 374 members), in 2014 they represented 15% (57 women out of a 30 total). Regarding members of Municipal/District/Khan Councils, women were 13% of the members (363 out of 2861) in 2008; in 2014, it virtually stayed the same, with women representing 13.8% of the members (391 out of 2861) (7). Table 24 shows female Commune Councelors in 2012 and 2017. Commune Chief: in 2012 there were 96 women out of a total of 1633 commune chiefs (5.8%); in 2017, there were 128 women out of...more
March 30, 2020, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"It [Denmark]…was one of the few European countries close to achieving a 50:50 parliament, according to the Gender Equality Index" (para 2).
March 16, 2020, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"However, the number of women in the civil service (2016-17) remains low, with the figures as follows: MOJ 8%, MOD 8.5%, MOI 0.8%, Ministry of Counter Narcotics 6.1% and the MORR 10.1%. Likewise, participation of women in the police force and justice system remains low." (1). "There is still a disproportionately low number of women elected to seats in the Parliament and the situation at the provincial and district levels is even worse. In 2017 some women Cabinet members and provincial Governors were replaced by male counterparts. In most provinces, women are never consulted on important provincial discussions and decisions." (1). "Although the Government of Afghanistan has recently taken steps...more