Legislation & Rule of Law

The Nationality Campaign Demands the Ministerial Commission to be Transparent

***September 10, 2012 Press Release by the Women’s Right to Nationality Campaign, Lebanon*** The Nationality Campaigns welcomes the holding of the first meeting on September 7, 2012 of the Ministerial Commission mandated with the responsibility of revising the current Nationality Law. This first meeting was held five months after the Commission was formed. The Nationality […]

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Lebanese Cabinet issues draft law to reinstate Lebanese nationality to descendants of Lebanese fathers and grandfathers…only

The Claiming Equal Citizenship Campaign is supported by WLP, IWDN’s Secretariat. The Lebanese Cabinet issues a draft law to reinstate Lebanese nationality to descendants of Lebanese fathers and grandfathers…only… A press communiqué by the Arab Women’s Right to Nationality Campaign: In its meeting of 12 December 2011, the current Cabinet endorsed a draft law to […]

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Constitutional reform in Jordan: progress and disappointments

In response to demonstrations and protests taking place in Jordan beginning in January 2011, King Abdullah initiated a reform process this past spring focused on political and economic reform. As part of this process the King established a Royal Commission to review the Constitution and make recommendations for amendments. The reform process gave women’s activists […]

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Rwanda: Women Hold Up Half the Parliament

The adoption of special measures has been known to ensure a significant increase in women’s political participation in some countries of the world.

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Gender Quotas

Many countries of the world use gender quotas in their constitution, electoral laws and party regulations as a tool for furthering women’s participation in the political arena.

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Electoral Systems and Quotas

ELECTORAL SYSTEMS | QUOTAS ELECTORAL SYSTEMS North America: USA Explaining Women’s Representation: The Role of Legislative Recruitment & Electoral Systems Prepared by: Richard Matland, USA

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