Women, Politics, and Gender Quotas

  title={Women, Politics, and Gender Quotas},
  author={Valentine M. Moghadam},
  journal={Al-Raida Journal},
  • V. Moghadam
  • Published 1970
  • Political Science
  • Al-Raida Journal
The argument for gender quotas – made by women’s rights activists across the globe has come about in response to women’s continued collective marginalization from political power. According to data from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (2005), the global average for women’s parliamentary representation is 18 percent, with high rates in the Nordic countries, Rwanda, and Argentina, and low rates in the Arab region and Iran. In the vast majority of countries, political power – legislative, juridicial… 

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