QUOTAS OF WOMEN IN THE UPCOMING CONSTITUTIONAL ASSEMBLY IN ECUADOR

About 50 new political parties had handled to the Tribunal Supreme Electoral in Ecuador the list with the candidates are running for Assemblies.  According with our internal electoral processes, every single list has to have at least 50% of women quotas participation.  NG organizations, women right fighters and little organizations made sure this face no obstacles whatsoever.   

According with the last statistics in 2001 the Ecuadorian population gender is 

 

2001 WOMENQTY  % MENQTY  % TOTAL
TOTAL 6,138,255 50.5 % 6,018,353 49.5 % 12,156,608
CITY AREA 3,805,393 51.2 % 3,625,962 48.8 %   7,431,355
RURAL AREA 2,332,862 49.4 % 2,392,391 50.6 %   4,725,253

 So, if we have 50% of participation (according with our population percentage), why the real women representation doesn’t show in the actual Congress? and the saddest thing it will be the same in the upcoming Assembly.   Lack of experience, lack of female and the very same political parties support, lack of self conviction that women can perform as well as the men in political activities, or lack of promoting and financial support?.  Why a woman can go through all the electoral processes but no getting at least 30% of the public positions especially in political processes? 

 

 

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