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Qataris vote in the Gulf Arab state's first legislative elections for two-thirds of the advisory Shura Council
Monday, October 04, 2021
Qatar: No women elected in nation's first ever legislative polls
Male candidates were elected in all 30 of the seats up for grabs on the Shura Council, despite 26 women running in the polls. None of the 26 women who stood in Qatar's first ever legislative elections have been chosen by voters. Around 63.5% of...
FROM LEFT: Shura Council candidates Fatma Ahmed Al Kuwari, Al Maha Jassim Al Majed, and Fatma Ghanem Muhammad Saad al Kubaisi
Friday, October 01, 2021
Women candidates upbeat of winning seats in Qatar's Shura Council polls
With the election campaign for the Shura Council is nearing its end, the women candidates seem very confident to secure seats as since the beginning of election campaign only two women have withdrawn, compared to the withdrawal of 53 male candidates...
Qatar Foundation
Friday, June 11, 2021
Training workshop to strengthen women’s political participation in Qatar
The 3-day high-level workshop for Qatari women aspiring for/in leadership positions and women candidates expected to run for Shura Council elections will be organized as a partnership between the Delegation of the European Union to the State of...
Friday, May 03, 2019
Two women elected to Qatar municipal council
DOHA: Two women won seats on Qatar’s 29-member municipal council, the Gulf emirate’s sole elected body, the elections committee said on Wednesday. Sheikha al-Jafiri and Fatima al-Kuwari retained the seats they had won in 2015. Five women were among...
Thursday, December 20, 2018
IPU president praises role of Qatari women in society
The President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Gabriela Cuevas Barron praised Qatari legislation that ensures the rights of Qatari women and enables them to reach leading posts in all fields. This came during a meeting hosted by Qatar Chamber, in...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
IPU welcomes appointment of four women to Qatar’s Parliament
The IPU hails the appointment of four women as members of the Shura Council of Qatar, the country’s Parliament. This is the first time that women will sit on the Shura Council, which is responsible for examining government policy, drafting laws and...
Egypt Beijing +20 review
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
We count on your leadership to tackle the barriers that remain for Arab women says Executive Director at Beijing+20 regional review
 Cairo– At the Arab States high-level regional review meeting for Beijing+20, held in Cairo, Egypt from 2–3 February 2015, Member States assessed progress and challenges in implementing the 20-year-old Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Three Women to Stand in Qatar Municipal Elections
Three women out of 116 candidates will be running for the municipal elections in Qatar. For more information, please see
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Qatar: Many Qatari Men Averse to Women Entering Politics
A quarter of Qatari males interviewed in a survey on the role of the upcoming parliament said they believed women should not take up political career. To read the full article, please visit The Peninsula Qatar's Website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Qatar: Activist Calls for Seat Reservation for Qatari Women in Elected Forums
The most effective way to ensure Qatari women enter politics is to reserve seats for them in elected bodies, says a Qatari champion of women's rights. To read the full article, please visit The Peninsula Qatar's Website
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Qatar: Qatar's only female municipal councillor plans to be next vice president
Shaikha Al Jufairi, the only woman in Qatar's Central Municipal Council (CMC), said that she has plans to run for the post of vice-president.  Shaikha this month retained her seat in the council for the third time in a row by trouncing her...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Arab States: Women After the Arab Spring
16 Mar 2012 - The Arab Spring continues to blow winds of change in the Middle East. There is no doubt the direction these countries are heading in will affect Arab societies and personal rights. But recently, the focus has been on women in the...