Gender Quotas Database



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  • United Nations Department of Public Information. 2000. Women in Power and Decision-Making. Fact Sheet No. 7. New York: United Nations.
  • Khan, F. 1999. ‘Politics-Africa: The “First Lady Syndrome.”’ Interpress Service, November 25.
  • Tamale, S. 1999. When Hens Begin to Crow: Gender and Parliamentary Politics in Uganda. Colorado: Westview Press.
  • Ghana Parliament website,
  • Harvey, W. 1966. Law and Social Change in Ghana. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Other Links

Inter-Parliamentary Union.

Inter-Parliamentary Union. “Women in Parliament in 2015: The year in review”:

Inter-Parliamentary Union. “Women in Parliament: 20 years in review”:

Inter-Parliamentary Union. “Women in Parliaments: World and Regional Averages”:

Inter-Parliamentary Union. “Women in Parliaments: World Classification ”:

Women's Environment and Development Organization,

Online Women in Politics,

Note: The sources and additional reading indicated above are mostly only available in English. We welcome recommendations of additional sources in other languages.



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