Turkey: New Model Offered to Battle Low Female Representation

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Turkey: New Model Offered to Battle Low Female Representation

KA-DER (Female Electoral Candidates Support Association) released a statement today--on the 78th anniversary of Turkish women's acquisition of suffrage rights--urging the political parties to revise their quota system in their decision-making mechanisms.

"Current quota practices are not enough for the representation of women in decision-making processes. In election, women always show up at the button of lists. We don't want that. We want equal representation for equal political, social, cultural and economic equality in Turkey," the statement said.

Read more at bianet, published 5 December 2012.

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