Failing Gender Equality: Egypt Parliament is male dominated

Image: IGFM.deIn Egypt, 486 men and 12 women in the newly elected 498-member parliament will represent 81 million  inhabitants, this means only 12 female representatives for more than 40 million Egyptian women . The International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) points out that this appalling record is due to the abolition  of the under Mubarak established quota for women in parliament by the Supreme Military Council. The introduction of a quota in 2010 was replaced by a new scheme which only requests at least one woman to be on any list for vote. About 70 percent of deputies are members of the Islamist spectrum. For women’s rights, this would mean a “catastrophe”, states the ISHR. Read more on ISHR page.

Source and image: IGFM.de

 

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gender & communication expert, researcher, networker, activist.
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