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


To write a comment, please, register and exhange with members of the Network

Register with the Foundation

They are registered on the platform of the Euro-Mediterranean Women's Foundation

Nahda Association for Relief and development
European Observatory on Femicide
Tunisian Association of Development Law - ATDD
Mada for Citizenship and Development
Moroccan Youth Association for Development AMDJ
Faculty of Humanities-Martil, Abdelmalek Essaâdi University
Etaf Roudan
Palestinian Human Rights Organization (PHRO)
Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University
Association AGIR pour le Developpement et l'Epanouissement de la Jeunesse
Mouna Mtibaa
Tafoukt Souss Association for Women Development
Savera Liverpool
Programme d'Appui à la Société Civile (PASC-TUNISIE)
Palestinian Youth Association for Leadership and Rights Activation (PYALARA)
Free Sight Association
Centre des femmes arabes de formation et de recherche (CAWTAR)
Turkey Disable'   s Education and Solidarity Foundation
Women'  s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling
Blanquerna Observatory on Media, Religion and Culture
Mafraq Youth Gathering for Civil Society Development
Morocco Volunteers
Organization Dihya for Development
Haute Autorité de la Communication Audiovisuelle (HACA)
Amadal Presse
International Center for Rights and Freedoms (ICRF)
Women Now for Development
Independent Researcher
Genre en Action
Cork Feminista
Gender equality and parity commission - Municipality of Enfidha
Horus Foundation for Development and Training
Youth Capacities Development Association-Biskra (YCDB)
Sami Zouari

Subscribe to our Newsletter!

Sign-up for our monthly newsletter and stay updated on the latest content published on our network: news, events, documents, best practices… Don’t miss this opportunity!

Subscribe to our Newsletter!