Qualitative Impact of Electoral System on Women’s Representation

DNPSF_14S_Qualitative Impact of Electoral System on Women's Representation_Sabrina Singh-1

Although women’s quantitative representation has increased through Proportional
Representation (PR) in our CA, whether this numerical representation of women translates
into meaningful outcomes for women’s agenda is unclear. Even numerically, the number
of women in the Constituent Assembly has decreased from 197 in the 2008 CA to 172 in
today’s CA. The research assessed the impact of the Proportional Representation system to
identify key challenges to women’s meaningful representation in the CA, and to explore
policy options to improve women’s representation in the CA.

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