Proposed constitutional amendment in the Maldives would reserve parliament seats for women

24 April
Flag of the Maldives (photo credit: David_Peterson via pixabay)
Flag of the Maldives (photo credit: David_Peterson via pixabay)
An amendment to the Constitution has been proposed to reserve 33 percent of Parliament seats for women. [ . . . ] According to the bill, the primary purpose of the bill is to ensure women's share in the Parliament and increase their role in protecting the interests of the people and the national interest. Additionally, the amendment seeks to integrate women's perspectives into crucial policymaking deliberations and increase opportunities for women in politics. The proposal seeks to include additional classes after Article 71(b) of the Constitution. Under the proposed amendment, 33 percent of the number of members of parliament would be allocated to women, with constituencies determined through a rotational draw mechanism to ensure equitable representation across regions. The details of this policy must be determined by law.
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