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Latest items for VOTE-PRACTICE-1

Jan. 24, 2022, 1:07 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No laws limit participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they freely participated" (37).
Jan. 21, 2022, 9:22 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No laws limit the participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (13).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No laws limit participation of women or minorities in the political processes, and they did participate"(11).
Jan. 14, 2022, 6:24 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No laws limit the participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (15).
Jan. 13, 2022, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"Voting rates and measures of other types of participation in the political process by women and members of minorities remained lower than those of nonminority men"(29).
Jan. 11, 2022, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No laws limit participation of women and minorities in the political process, and they did participate. Women voted at rates equal to or higher than men. In all national elections since the late 1960s, women made up a majority of voters, according to data by the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry. Women, however, have not been elected to any level of office at rates reflecting this" (14).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No laws limit participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (25).
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"1969 was the last time Universal Suffrage was held in Somalia, therefore there is no data that shares practices or customs that keep women from exercising their legal right to vote" (1).
Jan. 4, 2022, 11:45 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No laws limit participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (9).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No laws limit the participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (9).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No laws limit the participation of women and members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (16).
Dec. 10, 2021, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No laws limit participation of women and members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (50).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No PA laws limit participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate. Legally women and minorities can vote and participate in political life, although women faced significant social and cultural barriers in both the West Bank and Gaza" (92).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No laws limit participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (29).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No law limits the participation of women and minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (19).
Nov. 10, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No laws limit participation of women or minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (26).
Oct. 15, 2021, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"Women interviewed for the report described how their guardians denied them permission to drive, travel, study, work or marry someone of their own choosing. Some spoke of how this had affected their mental health, contributing to self-harm, depression, stress and suicidal thoughts. 'Girls are [constantly] in quarantine,' said one woman. 'What the whole world experiences now, this is normal life for girls in Qatar'" (para 5-6). If women are unable to leave the house without a male guardian's permission, they would not be able to vote without the permission of a male to go and do so (JLR-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 22, 2021, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is also concerned about:...The low turnout among women voters in presidential (38 per cent in 2018) and parliamentary (32 per cent in 2016) elections" (9-10).
Sept. 13, 2021, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No laws limit participation of women and members of minorities in the political process [in Macau], and they did participate" (139).
Sept. 8, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"The presidential election was originally scheduled for April but was postponed until September 28. Official turnout figures were not released by year’s end, but according to media reports, low voter turnout resulted from security threats, less robust campaigning by candidates, voter apathy, the decoupling of the presidential and provincial elections that traditionally helped drive local mobilization networks, and cultural sensitivities regarding mandatory photographs for women voters, among other factors..." (25). "No laws limit participation of women or members of minority groups in the political process. The October 2018 parliamentary election produced approximately the same level of female voter turnout as in the 2010 parliamentary election; however, there was an increase...more
Aug. 20, 2021, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No laws limit the participation of women and members of ethnic minorities in the political process, but cultural traditions limited women’s role in politics and government" (18).
July 23, 2021, 2:27 p.m.
Countries: Macedonia
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"Women have the same legal status as men. In some communities, the practice of men directing the voting or voting on behalf of female family members disenfranchised women" (p 27).
June 30, 2021, 4:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"It seems that you are very much liked by women, Mr. President. I saw that the vast majority who voted for you were women" (para 10).
Feb. 4, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee recommends that the State party...Create an enabling environment for women to participate in all democratic processes, including elections, and in particular strengthen the participation of women in gram sabhas, mahila sabhas and other formal and informal governance forums at the local level" (9).
Dec. 23, 2020, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"I did not participate in the last election because my husband did not allow me to vote. He understands now that women have the right to vote and select their president, the same as men, so he allowed me to get a voting card" (para 3).
Dec. 23, 2020, 3 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"Even though fair elections are held at regular intervals for State Assemblies and Parliament, they do not reflect the true consent of the people because a large number of women are missing from the electorate" (para 1). "In India, even though fair elections are held at regular intervals for State Assemblies and the National Parliament, they do not reflect the true consent of the people because a large number of women voters are “missing” from the electorate. We estimate that more than 65 million women (approximately 20 per cent of the female electorate) are missing and, therefore, these elections reveal the preferences (or the will) of a population that is...more
Dec. 23, 2020, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"Libyan women face rising religious extremism and non-inclusive electoral laws which inhibit independent voices in the political sphere" (1).
Sept. 2, 2020, 6:55 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3, VOTE-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"An April report by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems on violence against women in elections noted growing use of social media to discredit and humiliate women candidates; social barriers to women voters, particularly in rural areas; and high rates of sexual harassment and violence against women in Afghan public life" (para 14).
June 22, 2020, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

" Without a formal census or voter list, proxy or multiple registration of (real or imaginary) female voters was a major problem, especially in the more conservative South, where election staff reportedly allowed men to register on behalf of hundreds of women . . . The concession that women would not have to show their picture on their voter registration cards, while an enabling lifeline for some, was likely a significant factor in this process. As a consequence—also a feature of the 2009-10 polls—figures on women’s voter turnout should be treated with some caution as they likely represent a degree of overstatement" (pg 12). "Another problem in this respect was...more
May 31, 2020, 11:11 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"In the election of June 24, one of the most critical elections in the country, 12,000 women staying in the women’s shelters were prevented from voting" (para 33).