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27. Dönem Milletvekili Seçiminde Toplumsal Cinsiyet Eşitliği
Gender Equality in The 27th Term Parliamentary Election

Author(s): Nuray Karaoğlu, Ayşe Kaşıkırık
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Governance, Gender history, Electoral systems
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Gender Equality; Political Parties; General Elections;
Summary/Abstract: The right of women to vote and be elected is the output of a difficult and long-term struggle. In Turkey, women won the right to vote and be elected in 5 December, 1934. The Swiss women were 36 years later, in 1971. In 2021, the rate of female deputies in the Turkish Grand National Assembly is 17.2% and in Switzerland it is 42%!Although the number of female MPs in the Turkish Grand National Asembly reached the highest rate (17.8%) in the June 2015 elections, it has been decreasing since 2015. It is seen that there is no positive situation regarding equal representation of women in decision-making mechanisms and the current situation is below the global average. In order to ensure equal participation of women and men in socio-economic life, it is critical that the government implements gender equality policies and that the selected women create pressure on this issue.In this study, the programs, statutes and election manifestos of 11 parties (AK Party, BTP, BBP, CHP, DP, HDP, IYI Party, MHP, SP, VP and HÜDA-PAR) that entered the 27th term parliamentary elections will be analyzed in a gender equality perspective. However, the data of the parties on women's representation during the election period and the election results will be evaluated comprehensively.

  • Page Range: 81-96
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Turkish