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Czech Republic - EWL members launch the 50/50 campaign with the motto ‘Time to Change’

[Brussels, 11 October 2012] The Czech member organisation of EWL is running its quota campaigns for preferential votes for women called ‘Time to Change’ and ‘Chicken tour’, as the regional elections for the senate take place the 12 and the 19 of October. The goal of the Forum 50% is to support women in politics and to raise awareness of the lack of women in decision making in the Czech Republic.

For the EWL, the under-representation of women constitutes a serious democratic deficit, which undermines the legitimacy of the contemporary democratic ideal. Parity democracy and the promotion of women in decision-making positions are therefore important areas of action for EWL.

In that sense it is of utmost interest that at all levels and all spheres stakeholders are engaging themselves into parity advocacy as our member organsiation ‘Forum 50 %’ and the organisation Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe in the Czech Republic do.

They launched their campaign on parity ahead of the regional elections to enhance the representation of women in Czech politics.

Here you can also find the homepage of the Forum 50%.

Down, you can find an article on their campaign.

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