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This consolidated response highlights strategies and policies that may be used in addition to gender quotas by political parties to increase the numbers of women in politics. The strategies described in this response include establishing women’s...

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France still lags behind other European countries when it comes to the number of women in political power. Just 27 percent of French MPs are female, and only 14 percent of France's 36 thousand mayors are women. The few women who make it into...
It's raining machismo in France. Chucking it down, in fact. From parliament to local councils, via national media and regional newspapers, storms have erupted as French men indulge in misogynist outbursts that could have come from the cave age. Now...
Antoinette Fouque, the co-founder the French Women’s Liberation Movement, has died at the age of 77. She died at her home in Paris between Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Born in Marseille in 1936, she earned a doctorate in political...

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Four women, one seat. So far, the 2014 mayoral election in Paris is a single-sex contest. The two biggest parties have chosen their candidates: Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, of the center-right Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP), and Anne Hidalgo...

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Madame Maryvonne Mottin
Madame Maryvonne Mottin Former mayor of Bernières Sur Mer, a town of 2311 inhabitants, from 2001 to 2014
  What are the biggest challenges facing women’s access to mayoral offices? The biggest challenge for me was the fight against prejudices. In 2000, when I announced that I would run for this position, one member of the council house staff  retorted...

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The two biggest parties have chosen their candidates: Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, of the center-right Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP), and Anne Hidalgo of the Parti Socialiste (PS). Two other women are also widely expected to fight for the...
One thing is certain in the race to lead France's cultural and political center: A woman will be mayor of Paris for the first time in the city's 2,000-year history. The outcome of the conservative primary that begins May 31 is all but decided -...
This handbook sets out practical examples of parliament's active engagement in the budgetary process. It seeks to advance parliament's own institutional capacity to make a positive impact on the budget, and to equip parliament, its members and...
This paper examines the role of presiding officers in three general models of legislatures: the Westminster Model, the U.S. Congress Model, and the French Bureau Model. It elaborates on the characteristics of each model and outlines the distinct...

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New French President Nicolas Sarkozy pledged to shake up and renew France when he took office. And he started with his cabinet, which includes 11 women - three of them from minority backgrounds. To read the full article, please visit...

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the kind of the Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3 University Workshop launched a proposal to colleagues and student of the universities of Bordeaux and academic institutions members of the PRESS to present their research on the genus at the 1st forum...

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Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics