Feminist NGOs and academics in Romania ask for gender quotas in parliamentary elections
56 non-governmental organizations and individuals from academia have signed an open letter addressed to the Romanian Parliament expressing their support for the introduction of gender quotas on candidate lists for the upcoming parliamentary elections.
“In the 2020 and 2016 elections, the percentage of women among the total number of candidates was very close to 30%. However, as they were not placed in eligible positions, the percentage of elected women was below 20%. Romania is last in terms of gender equality, according to the most recent report from the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), and second to last in terms of women's political power.
Click here to read the full article published by the Romania Insider on 27 October 2023.