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Political Leadership and Diversity - Towards the gender equal political participation


Category Books
Regular Projects/Special Funds The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Year of Publication 2016.03
Author/Editor International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance / The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Note 204 pages Issuer: The Sasakawa Peace Foundation Project Team: Akiko Horiba, Risa Arai, Akihiro Ueda Translation: Crimson Japan, Risa Arai, Akihiro Ueda Editing: Akiko Horiba, Risa Arai, Akihiro Ueda Print/Design: Urban Connections


◆About a book

Gender equality in politics is significantly slow world-wide compared with other areas such as economics, education and health. According to the data provided by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), proportion of women in parliament in the world is, in average, 22.6% in 2016, and 19.1% in Asia-pacific region. In Japan, proportion of women in the House of Representatives is only 9.5% and 15.7% in the House of Councilors. With this conditions in mind, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation launched the program on "Women's Political Leadership and Global Comparison". This book is issued as part of its outcomes, and a complilation of few articles from different books published by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) including Women in Parliament: Beyond Numbers, Revised Edition (2005)、The Implmentation of Quotas: Latin American Experiences (2003)、and The Implementaiton of Quotas: European Experiences (2005).

Contents

Foreword

Chapter 1 Obstacles to Women’s Participation in Parliament

Chapter 2 Enhancing Women’s Political Participation: Legislative Recruitment and Electoral Systems

Chapter 3 Increasing Women’s Political Representation: New Trends in Gender Quotas

Chapter 4 Case Studies

Pioneering Quotas: The Argentine Experience and Beyond

Putting the Mandate into Practice: Legal Reform in Costa Rica

Institutionalizing Parity: The French Experience

Implementing Gender Quotas in Belgium: Legal Enforcement Lessons

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