Civil and political rights - - MENA region

Women's Political Representation in the Arab Region

16.10.2020 / Created by (EMWF)

This study examines the status of women’s representation at several levels of governance, including the legislative, the executive, the judiciary, the public service, and local councils, throughout the MENA region. It finds that although there has been some progress in the representation of women since 2010 across the region, it remains below the global average at the governance levels examined.

To explain this relatively lackluster picture, the study identifies enduring and emerging barriers to women’s political representation. It also provides informative case studies on the evolution of women’s political presence in four selected States: Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : (ESCWA Centre for Women (ECW
  • Publishing house : United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
  • Publication date : 2017
  • Number of pages : 84
  • Language : English and Arabic


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