More than quotas are needed for women in politics

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More than quotas are needed for women in politics

While Lebanon suffers from a paucity of female politicians, establishing a quota is not the only way to bolster women’s participation in the political sphere, say members of UNDP’s Lebanese Electoral Assistance Program.

Parties from all across the political spectrum acknowledge the need to include more women in Lebanese politics, but agreeing what steps to take toward that end have proved more difficult said Richard Chambers, the Chief Technical Adviser at LEAP.

Many Lebanese civil society groups have called for an amendment to the current election law to establish a quota for female parliamentarians.

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