Gender Quotas Database



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  • Scott, K. and Saifi, Z. 2018. "Iraq Elections: What role will gender quotas play?", CNN, Published 11 May 2018, Accessed 26 September 2018
  • Fowler, C. 2018 "As More Women Run For Office In Iraq, Are Gender Quotas Producing Their Expected Result?", Our Secure Future: Women make the difference, Published 4 June 2018, Accessed 26 September 2018.
  • Iraq Education and Training News, 2018. "Gender Mainstreaming in Iraq's Elections",, Published 31 Mars 2018, Accessed 26 September 2018.
  • Ballington, J. and Dahlerup, D. 2006. 'Gender quotas in post-conflict states: East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq', in Dahlerup, D. Women, Quotas and Politics, London/New York: Routledge, pp. 249-258.
  • Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) 2004. ‘Law of Administration for the State
    of Iraq for the Transitional Period’.
  • Dahlerup, D. and Nordlund, A. 2004. ‘Gender Quotas: A key to Equality? A Case Study of Iraq and Afghanistan’, European Political Science, 3, 3: 91–8.
  • Pirelli, C. 2004. ‘CPA Briefing on Electoral Preparations in Iraq’, 4 June. Online.
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  • Nordlund, A. 2004. ‘Demands for Electoral Gender Quotas in Afghanistan and Iraq’, The Research Program on Gender Quotas, Working Paper Series 2004: 2, Stockholm University: Department of Political Science.
  • Samuels, K. and Einsiedel, S.v. 2004. ‘The Future of UN State-Building: Strategic and Operational Challenges and the Legacy of Iraq’, Policy Report, New York: International Peace Academy.
  • Women for a Free Iraq, 2003. ‘The heartland of Iraq Womens Conference’, Preliminary Report, Hilla: University of Babylon.
  • Iraq Parliament website,

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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