Jakarta Globe | Insight

Women Still Make Up Less Than 20% of House of Representatives

Jakarta.¬†According to the 2017 Law on General Elections, which aims to improve women’s representation in politics, to participate in legislative elections in Indonesia, at least 30 percent of a political party’s prospective candidates must be female.

Though numerous regulations have been issued since 2002 to increase women’s participation in the country’s lawmaking processes, the House of Representatives is still largely dominated by men, who make up more than 80 percent of the body.

In 2016, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union and UN Women, only 22.6 percent of the world’s lawmakers were women. Indonesia still lags behind even that figure, though women, on a year-to-year basis since 1999, have become increasingly involved in national politics.

 

(JG Infographic/Iman Firmansyah)
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