Tirana, January 2010- The Children's Human Rights Centre of Albania – CRCA/DCI Albania, completes his work for the preparation of the desk-research "The Elections of June 2009 and the Product of Representation of Women in Albanian Parliament”
This survey was prepared to help political parties forums, organizations that work with/for women, civil society as a whole, as well as women themselves.
The survey aims to assess how much and how it was possible to achieve the 30 percent quota of women’s representation in Parliament, and above all which were the factors that conditioned the fulfillment of this objective or not.
The survey consist of two parts. In the first part, is used data published by the Central Election Commission and is analyzed how much and how political parties respected the obligations of gender quota stipulated in the Electoral Code.
The second part focuses on the analyze of the barriers that women faced during the last elections of 2009 and which consequently produced a representation of women in the Parliament away from the target quota. Conclusions and recommendations, at the end of this analyze, are considered important with the aim that will contribute to potential improvements in future elections.
Ms. Etleva Bisha, who is an expert on politics, worked for the preparation of this survey. Also representatives of Women's Political Forums and women who ran in the last election contributed to this survey, through their opinions, information and knowledge shared with the expert.
This survey was prepared under the program "Promotion of Democracy and good governance through political parties in Albania", implemented by CRCA and supported by Olof Palme International Center.
The Survey is currently only in Albanian, electronically as well as printed. For more info, or to receive a copy, please contact with CRCA