Wednesday, 21 May 2014

EU elections will they be good for women?

According to the Guardian newspaper the first Feminist Party MEP is likely to win a seat in the European Parliament this week.
The European Parliament website has official data on the distribution of male and female MEPs since 1979
it also breaks this down by country. in 2009 a Eurobarometer survey on women and Parliamentary elections
examined women‟s attitudes and behaviour towards elections in general and their opinions
about the European elections and activities of the European Parliament in particular.found that half of European women would like 50% or more of the European Parliament members
to be women
The Centre for Women and Democracy has a briefing on women in the 2014 elections which predicts gains.
Its website also has a blog and other factsheets on the political representation of women.
The findings are echoed by the Hansard Society.

the European Women’s Lobby, the largest umbrella organisation of women’s associations in the EU has set up an online manifesto for Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to pledge to act for gender equality. Its website also has a gender audit of the manifestos of the main parties.see historic materials relating to earlier elections on their 50/50

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