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WOMEN IN POLITICS ROMANIA. Intercultural Institute Timisoara. Content. Women as: Elected people (national, regional and local) What Romania does for its women Intercultural Institute Timisoara Action plan . Women as elected people – national level.

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women in politics romania


Intercultural Institute Timisoara

  • Women as:
    • Elected people (national, regional and local)
  • What Romania does for its women
  • Intercultural Institute Timisoara
  • Action plan
women as elected people national level
Women as elected people – national level
  • Percentage of women in parliament increased from 3.5% in the mid 90's to 7.3% in 1998 and 9.65% in 2008-2012 (11.2% women in the Chamber of Deputies and 5.9% of women in the Senate).
  • Current Parliament: 55 women in the Chamber of Deputies out of 412, only 1 of the minority out of 20; in the Senate 13 women out of 137
  • Compared with an average of 20% women in the parliaments of the world, Romania is at bottom of the list
  • The are only 5 women Ministers (Justice, Environment, Labor, Family and Social protection, Social dialogue, IMM) out from 20
  • There was never a women as a Prime Minister
women in local and regional elections
Women in local and regional elections
  • Out of the 368 county councils presidential candidates, only 19 were being women, and no one was voted
  • Municipalities of cities, towns or villages, 970 applications were filed by women. However, they represent only 6.8%
  • Mayor in Bucharest among the 18 candidates running for mayor were no woman candidates
  • In general regarding women on the party lists most come from the People Party – 221, and the Social Liberal Union – 205. Also, Democrat Liberal Party recorded 122 female applications, National Union for Romanian Progress 84 female application, Nationalist Party 79 female application and Hungarian Minority Party 12 female application. There are 8 party in the parliament out of 40 legal registered
local and regional women representation
Local and regional women representation
  • Only 1 woman mayor of a big city
  • Some position as mayor held by women are: 4 in Galati county, 5 in Prahova county, 1 in Sibiu county, 3 in Iasi county, 4 in Constanta county, 1 in Arges county
  • There are 0 women as presidents of County Councils
  • Local Council – ex. in Timisoara, 18% are women
women as elected people european level
Women as elected people – European level
  • The average of Romanian women in the European Parliament, is 36.4% of MEPs
  • No RO Commissioner being a woman
what romania does for its women
What Romania does for its women?
  • National initiative to introduce in the legislation gender quotas, of at least 30% of female candidates - it is a proposal
  • Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Protection that includes also Equal Opportunities for Women and Men
  • Anti-discrimination law and National Council for Anti-Discrimination
Established in 1992 by a group of teachers from Timisoara, with support from local authorities the Council of Europe
  • Mission: to promote the values and principles of the Council of Europe concerning the intercultural approach in education, cultural policy, research and civil society

Intercultural education

Education for democratic citizenship

Support for Roma communities

i i t women in politics
I.I.T & Women – In politics
  • Local Youth Council from 2005 – until today
  • Project citizen – promoting competent and responsible participation with government at all levels
  • Participation in international trainings courses: “Young Women for a Participative, Open and Diverse Society”; Empowering women in EuroMed region
  • KeyRoma project
other significant numbers
Other significant numbers
  • Number of kindergartens decreased by 85% from 1990 to 2011
  • 71% of domestic violence victims are women
  • 2 years maternity leave
  • 95% of victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation are women
action plan
Action plan
  • Collaborating with the parties from ethnical minorities groups and others
  • Supporting Roma women movement
  • Collaborating with the national imitative regarding gender quotas
  • Others
thank you for your attention

Thank you for your attention!

Romina Matei

Project coordinator

Intercultural Institute Timisoara