women in parliaments

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
30 percent of seats reserved for women in the next Parliament of Somalia
Somalian President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said yesterday that a new electoral process for his country will be far more democratic this year when an electoral college of thousands elects members of parliament — compared to just 135 elders who selected...
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
First woman to be Speaker of an Arab national council: Dr Amal Al Qubaisi of the UAE
Dr Amal Al Qubaisi was elected by her peers on Wednesday, 18 November 2015, the Speaker of the United Arab Emirates' Federal National Council (FNC). Today, history is made as Dr Al Qubaisi becomes the first woman to fill the shoes of the Speaker of...
Thursday, November 05, 2015
One woman elected in Oman’s Shura Council
November 4th 2015, Nemah bint Jamiel bin Farhan Al-Busaidiya took an oath in Muscat, Oman. Omani citizens elected new members to the Shura Council on October 25th, 2015. Of the 525,785 registered voters, 56.6% went out to vote, according to the...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Serbia improves position of women in politics
Women are taking an increasingly active role as decision-makers in Serbian politics, but some bloggers say more steps should be taken to ensure greater participation at the highest levels of government. While there were virtually no women in...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Progress for women in politics, but glass ceiling remains firm
The Women in Politics Map 2014 launched by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women today shows that while progress on women’s political participation continues to be largely positive across the world, glass ceilings remain firmly in place...