Women parliamentarians, public image, and the media in Algeria — fostering respectful connections

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Women parliamentarians, public image, and the media in Algeria — fostering respectful connections

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) has been working to strengthen political parties, civil society, media and other key democratic institutions in Algeria since 1997.

Historically, women have been underrepresented in Algerian politics. However, a law on quotas for candidate lists — enacted in 2012 — has opened up new opportunities for future women leaders. Shortly after the adoption of the law, 145 women were elected to the National Popular Assembly — a quota of 31%, which represents the highest proportion of women parliamentarians in the Arab world.

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