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Women in local government

Gender equity is a priority for CLGF members and the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth is working towards gender equity and has set a target of a minimum of 30 per cent of women in public life – both in elected leadership positions and administration – including at the local level. A key focus is developing strategies to increase women's participation in decision making.

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Report on the state of women in urban local government in Malaysia

In 1994, women made up 49 per cent of the total registered voters of 8,652,252. Table 6 shows the number of registered voters in 1999. The 1999 election list indicates there has been a slight increase in women voters. Both the National Parliament and State Legislatures, share the common electorate list. Representatives for the Urban Councils are nominated members and women form less than 10 per cent of the total nominated members

Author: Centre for Asia-Pacific Women in Politics Publisher: Centre for Asia-Pacific Women in Politics Publication year: 2001


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