Vitsebsk oblast: number of women in election commissions considerably exceeds the number of men

2010 2010-02-17T20:05:24+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The territorial commissions in the Vitsebsk oblast consist predominantly of women. In particular, there are three women (23%) in the Vitsebsk oblast election commission, 29 women (56%) – in the commissions in the towns and cities of oblast subordination, 21 (70%) – in the towns of district subordination, 177 (66%) – in the district commissions, 81 (81%) – in the settlement commissions and 1 237 (81%) – in the village commissions. A clear tendency can be observed: the smaller a settlement – the larger the number of women in the commissions.

The situation is similar in the constituency commissions on elections to the Vitsebsk oblast Soviet of Deputies: there are 486 women, 66% from the total number.

Another interesting thing is that only 9 out of 39 deputies (18%) of the Vitsebsk oblast Soviet of Deputies of the 25th Convocation are women.

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