Opinions on Introducing Gender Quotas in Lebanon

Another possible law reform that we surveyed is the introduction of gender quotas. Currently, the representation of women in the newly elected 2009 parliament is at an abysmal rate of 3.25%, this is down from an already low 4.68% rate in 2005. The representation of women in local municipalities is even more limited, standing at a tiny 2%. When we asked people if they supported the introduction of gender quotas in elected bodies in Lebanon, the findings were favorable.