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  • Turkish Parliament is preparing itself for ’A Male Dominated Period’ again!

    Turkish Parliament is preparing itself for 'A Male Dominated Period' again!

    [Istanbul, 22 June 2018, Press Release by EWL Turkish members KA.DER] Only a few days to the June 24 elections, when the complete candidate lists submitted to the Supreme Election Council are observed, the most salient issue is that how ’tight’ the political parties are again regarding the representation of women. As a result of a male dominated political structure vision, of the 4200 candidates, only 931 of them are women; and only 5.4% of these 931 candidates are listed first. With (...) Read more

  • Is your parliament doing enough to advance gender equality?

    Is your parliament doing enough to advance gender equality?

    [Brussels 22 June 2018] Less than a third of all parliamentarians in the European Union are women. With the current speed, it will take almost twenty years to achieve gender-balanced national parliaments. The European Institute for Gender Equality has a new online tool that gives ideas on needed changes. It helps to identify where parliaments stand on their way to gender equality and proposes steps for every parliament to improve. Check out the gender-sensitive parliaments tool (...) Read more

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