Czech Republic

Activities related to the 50/50 Campaign

8 January 2009, Prague: The Czech Women´s Lobby (CWL) organized a Press Conference on the 50/50 Campaign. Amongst the speakers were Commissioner Margot Wallström, Director of the Fórum 50% Lenka Bennerová, Minister of the Government of the Czech Republic for Human Rights and National Minorities Džamila Stehlíková and Alexandra Jachanová Doleželová from the CWL. Commissioner Wallström held a speech on the importance of equality between women and men in leading politicals roles and on how to act for the achievement of this goal. Read her full speech here.

5 November 2008, Prague: Presentation of the 50/50 Campaign during a panel discussion in the conference organised by the Czech Women’s Lobby “Gender Equality – A Neglected Priority (not only) during EU Presidency” in the Czech Parliament.

16 September 2008: Press release about the launch of the 50/50 Campaign

Campaign material in Czech

Call for Action CZ

Information on women in political decision-making in Czech Republic

Institution

Seats

Women

Women %

Lower House

200

31

15,5%

Upper House

81

12

14,8%

National Government

18

2

11%

European Parliament

24

5

20,8%

Learn about quotas in the Czech Republic from Quota Database

Past campaigns on women in decision-making

“Do you really have a choice?”

Contact the EWL national coordination for more information

Czech Women’s Lobby
C/o Forum 50 %
Plzenska 846/66
CZ – 150 00 Praha 5
Tel: 420 257 216 170
info@padesatprocent.cz

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