International Conference on Women’s Political Rights


Only 22% of Members of Parliaments around the world are women. And, according to UN Women, only two countries – Rwanda and Bolivia – have 50% or more women in their parliaments.

Faced with such statistics, we have to ask ourselves: Why doesn’t a group that accounts for half of human society hold half of all positions of power and political influence?

To help answer this question and make steps towards increasing the political participation of women, NIMD and International IDEA held an international conference on women’s political rights, in collaboration with our partner, the Centre des Etudes Méditerranéennes et Internationales (CEMI).