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Thursday, February 21, 2019
Quotas and affirmative action in politics is ‘not good for women’: Bishop
Former speaker and Liberal MP Bronwyn Bishop says quotas and affirmative action in politics is ‘not good for women’ because they ‘become a permanent second-class citizen. ‘I would never ever want that said about me, and I would never ever want that...
Monday, June 04, 2018
Quota shocks: electoral gender quotas and government spending priorities worldwide
The rapid expansion of electoral gender quotas in the past few decades has been met with considerable scholarly and public attention. Despite this, there has been little empirical work examining the global legislative consequences of gender quotas...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Quota system to empower women in the Arab world
Mohammad Shoeb publishes in Qatar’s The Peninsula this article on women’s integration through quota systems. Integration of women in all walks of life, including national assemblies and other law-making entities, through quotas is a must to...
Georgia's Acting President Nino Burjanadze
Friday, March 20, 2015
Quota Calls for Women in Georgian Politics
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...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Quotas best way to elect more women
Women's representation in parliaments is most likely to increase where there is some sort of system of quotas, an analysis of international elections held last year shows. However, the US bucked the trend by recording an historic number of women...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Quotas for women in parliament could 'effect real change', UK
Quotas should be introduced to increase the numbers of women in parliament and public life to address the "dire" gender balance in Westminster, authors have told the Edinburgh international book festival. Kamila Shamsie, the novelist, and Kate Mosse...
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Quotas for Women in Government Remain Key in Mali
“I have always wanted to represent the people in my area as a ward councillor, but l gave up this dream because I was afraid to contest against men, thinking that I cannot win.” Sarah Kulemeka of the Ntcheu district also gave up on this dream...
Monday, April 01, 2013
Quotas — A Jump to Equality? The Need for International Comparisons of the Use of Electoral Quotas to obtain Equal Political Citizenship for Women
For many years feminist organizations around the world have looked upon the Scandinavian countries, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland, as a model for women's equality. One key factor has been the very high representation that women have obtained...
Monday, April 01, 2013
Quota Project
  The Database provides information on the various types of quotas in existence today, detailing the percentages and targets in countries where they are applicable. This Database is intended as a working research tool. That is, it will continue to...