Towards genuine application of the gender quota in Haiti: the importance of strengthening the capacity of women in political parties

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Towards genuine application of the gender quota in Haiti: the importance of strengthening the capacity of women in political parties

Women account for over 52 per cent of the total population of Haiti and are very active in the economic and social sectors. Yet their political participation and representation in Parliament is very limited. Only seven of the 144 political parties are headed by women. Women represent less than five per cent of the Haitian parliament, and there are no women at all in the current Senate. Now that the gender quota is included in the amended constitution, what are the best strategies to ensure its effectiveness?

 

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International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)