France

Activities related to the 50/50 Campaign

12 May 2009, France
The Regional Group for Action and Information for Women (Groupement Régional pour l’Action et l’Information des Femmes, GRAIF) is launching a support action for the 50/50 Campaign. The initiative aims to set up a list of support in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. This list will be made up of 100 prominent persons, of whom 50 will be women and 50 will be men, who represent political, cultural, artistic and sports areas, showing support for parity in the European Union and their support for quotas in countries that still do not have achieved this. For a Press Kit in French click here and for an invitation and program in French please click here.

28 March, Paris “Elles aussi”, a union of family and women’s associations that seeks to attain parity in political authorities is organizing a “European Symposium 1999-2009 – The issue of parity” at the Palais du Luxembourg under the chairmanship of Michèle André, Chairman of the Delegation for Women’s Rights of the Senate and with the participation of Valérie Létard, Secretary of State for Solidarity as well as other experts and parliamentarians.

Information on women in political decision-making in France

Institution

Seats

Women

Women %

Lower House

577

107

18,5%

Upper House

332

56

16,9%

National Government

38

13

34%

European Parliament

78

33

42,3%

Learn about quotas in France from Quota Project

Campaign material in French

Call for Action FR
Presentation of the Campaign FR
EWL Lobbying kit on parity democracy FR

Contact the EWL national coordination for more information

CLEF – Coordination Française pour le Lobby Européen des Femmes
6, rue Béranger
F – 75003 Paris
Tel: +33 1 48 04 04 25
Fax: +33 1 48 04 04 25
Email: clef.femmes@wanadoo.fr

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