Egypt: The Path to Real Participation of Women Yes to Quota

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September 6, 2013

Egypt: The Path to Real Participation of Women Yes to Quota

Egyptian Women struggled for over 6 decades in order to obtain the right to political participation as voters and candidates, which was achieved through being stipulated in the Constitution 1956. This resulted in the participation of women in the 1957 parliament with two seats. However, the percentage of women's representation in the parliament since obtaining their political rights and until now did not exceed 2% with the exception of the periods that have adopted Quota systems for women and the Proportional list system in 1979, 1984, and 2010.

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Author: 
Arabic Network for Human Rights Information
Publisher: 
All Africa
Publication year: 
2013