When Ethnicity Beats Gender: Quotas and Political Representation in Rwanda and Burundi

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When Ethnicity Beats Gender: Quotas and Political Representation in Rwanda and Burundi

This paper examines the impact of electoral gender quotas in post-war Burundi and Rwanda on women’s political representation. First, it looks at the evolution in descriptive representation by studying the number of female representatives and the prestige of their positions in the legislative and executive branches of government. The results show that, in both Rwanda and Burundi, the number of female political representatives significantly increased with the introduction of gender quotas, with their presence in parliament and ministries consistently exceeding 30 per cent.

  • Author
    Andrea Guariso, Marijke Verpoorten, Bert Ingelaere
  • Year of publication
    2018
  • Title of article or chapter
    Development and Change, 2018
  • Publisher
    ResearchGate
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