Issue Brief

19 Mar 2017

Women's Political Participation in the Maldives

Women in the Maldives remain underrepresented in leadership roles within the political sphere, especially in elected offices, despite several legislative improvements.

Despite many important developments, women’s participation and leadership in decision-making institutions remains marginal, and temporary special measures, such as quotas for women in the national level legislature, as well as in local councils, are still not part of the recent amendments.

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