Understanding gender equality issues in electoral processes and EMBs

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Understanding gender equality issues in electoral processes and EMBs

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Within the framework of cooperation between International IDEA and the Francophone network for competencies in elections (Réseau des compétences électorales francophone, RECEF), a report was published (in French) on “Equality between women and men within EMBs and in electoral processes: challenges and courses of action for the EMBs of RECEF”.

The purpose of this report is to provide a clear picture on equality issues in electoral processes within La Francophonie, which is an integral part of the RECEF's Women's Forum's action plan for the 2020-2022 period. In order to provide a complete picture of these issues, three main themes are presented in this report: women's political representation, equality in electoral processes and equality within EMBs.

The document is based on the content of the literature, reports and other writings available on the issue of gender equality in electoral processes and EMBs. 103 works dated from 2014 to 2020 were identified. That was completed by information extracted from international electoral databases, including the International IDEA’s Gender Quotas Database.  

Click here to read the full article published by International IDEA on 19 May 2022.

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