Quota Calls for Women in Georgian Politics

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Quota Calls for Women in Georgian Politics

Georgia's Acting President Nino Burjanadze

A recent campaign designed to promote the need for women in the traditionally male-dominated politics of Georgia comes as statistics show that female representation is no better than before, and in some areas worse.

Two weeks of events including conferences, public meetings and concerts were held all across Georgia around International Women’s Day, March 8.

“I’m certain a lot would change in this country, and life would get better, if we had more women in politics,” said Mariam Gegechkori, a student attending a demonstration in the capital Tbilisi calling for greater female representation in politics. “I really want there to be equal numbers of men and women in parliament.”

To read the article published on March 21st 2015, please click here.