Atlas of Electoral Gender Quotas

This Atlas provides a detailed account of how legal frameworks regulate the use of gender quotas to provide opportunities for women to aspire to, stand for, and win seats in elected houses of parliament and local government. It draws particular attention to policy elements such as ranking-order rules, placement mandates for female candidates and sanctions for non-compliance to underscore the importance of these measures in making quota policies eff ective. Furthermore, these cases highlight how reserved seat systems can be designed without compromising the legitimacy of these representatives.

For more updated information and data regarding the different countries covered in this report, please visit the Global Database of Quotas for Women (



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