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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...
Thursday, September 01, 2016
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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...
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Quito: a city committed to prevent sexual harassment in public spaces
The city of Quito in Ecuador is committed to the prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls, including sexual harassment in public spaces. As part of UN Women’s Safe Cities Global Initiative, Quito is one of the five pioneer cities...
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...
Women in politics in Pakistan
Sunday, February 08, 2015
Quotas for women for legislative seats at the local level in Pakistan
  Democracy requires the equal access and full participation of both women and men, on the basis of equality, in all areasand at all levels of public life, especially in decision-making positions. Both the Beijing Platform for Action (PFA) andthe...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Q&A: Malawi’s President Banda Confident ‘I Will Win this Election’
Malawi’s President Joyce Banda has vowed to get to the bottom of a corruption scandal where more than 100 million dollars were suspected to have been looted from the government since 2006. She is currently campaigning ahead of the country’s May...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Quiz: Celebrating Women's Political Participation
Participate in IFES' (International Foundations for Electoral Systems) quiz celebrating women's political participation!
Monday, December 30, 2013
Q&A: How to get more women in politics
In November, Cambridge voters elected eight men and one woman to serve on the nine-member City Council. It’s the first time in decades that only one woman has served on the council, prompting many residents to wonder how a city known for its...
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Quotas will ensure more women in Parliament
In the corridors of the European parliament last week, a consensus emerged on at least one way to get more women into politics. The answer – quotas – is one that many, both men and women, dislike. Read more in the Guardian.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Questions Remain on Murder of Russian MP Galina Starovoitova 15 Years On
Fifteen years after the assassination of Russian MP and human rights activist Galina Starovoitova, those who masterminded her death are yet to be brought to justice. Starovoitova was shot to death in the lobby of her apartment in St. Petersburg on...
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...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Q&A with H.E Khawar Mumtaz, Chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Women, Pakistan
In light of Pakistan’s fourth periodic report to the CEDAW Committee in Geneva on 12 February, UN Women spoke to the recently appointed Chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW). The new and autonomous Commission became...