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Immediately after the Beijing Conference, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, an organization of national elected officials like our members of Congress, adopted the one-third marker as the goal for ...

Immediately after the Beijing Conference, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, an organization of national elected officials like our members of Congress, adopted the one-third marker as the goal for national legislatures.

The U.S. government under President Bush promoted change by adopting hard targets for women in office--but only outside U.S. borders. The government required the new constitutions of Afghanistan and Iraq to have quotas for women in their national parliaments. Afghanistan is now 28th in the world in women's legislative representation, Iraq is 35th.

In stark contrast, the United States has greeted the 30% solution with silence and inaction. It is barely halfway home to reach the one-third mark for women in Congress, and ranks 69th in the world.

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    U.N. Beijing + 15 Conference and the 30% Solution U.N. Beijing + 15 Conference and the 30% Solution Document Transcript

    • Fact
Sheet:
 U.N.
Beijing
+
15
Conference

 and
the
30%
Solution
 The
 30%
 Solution:
 
 The
 critical
 tipping
 point
 where
 enough
 women
 at
 power
 tables
 can
 be
 heard
 and
 heeded,
 positively
affecting
policy
decisions,
changing
the
terms
of
the
agenda,
and
impacting
the
style
of
achieving
goals.
 The
30%
solution
was
a
benchmark
for
women’s
leadership
at
the
1995
UN
Beijing
Conference
in
1995.
 



 The
Fourth
UN
Conference
on
the
Status
of
Women
(Beijing,
1995)
  Goal:
to
elevate
gender
parity
on
the
international
political
agenda
 Percent
Women
in
NaZonal
 
 Legislatures,
World
Average
 The
Beijing
Declaration
and
Platform
for
Action

 100
  Highlights
women’s
unequal
share
of
political
power
among
12
critical
 80
 areas
of
concern.

 60
  Outlines
strategic
objectives
“to
ensure
women’s
equal
access
to
and
full
 40
 participation
in
power
structures
and
decision‐making,”
which
were
to
 20
 lead
to
fundamental
change
by
the
year
2000.

 13.8
 16.2
 18.6
 0
 11.3
 
 Beijing
+
15
 
 1995
 2000
 2005
 2009
  15‐year
review
of
progress
on
the
Platform
for
Action
by
the
Commission
 Although
the
30%
target
for
women's
leadership
 remains
a
distant
goal,
women’s
representation
in
 on
the
Status
of
Women

 national
legislatures
has
steadily
increased
since
the
  Meeting
in
New
York
City,
Mar.
1‐12,
2010
 Beijing
Conference
and
now
rests
at
its
highest
 
 historical
level.

 
 
 
 PERCENTAGE
OF
WOMEN
IN
 NATIONAL
LEGISLATURE
 The
UN
Beijing
Conference
and
the
30%
Solution
 An
excerpt
from
Women
Lead
the
Way
by
Linda
Tarr‐Whelan
 
 
 From
the
Inter‐Parliamentary
Union’s
world
 ranking,
as
of
November
30,
2009.
 “ Immediately
after
the
Beijing
Conference,
the
Inter‐Parliamentary
 
 Union,
an
organization
of
national
elected
officials
like
our
members
of
 1. Rwanda

 56.3%
 Congress,
adopted
the
one‐third
marker
as
the
goal
for
national
 2. Sweden

 47.0
%
 legislatures.

 
 3. South
Africa
 44.5
%

  23
countries
now
meet
or
exceed
the
goal
 4. Cuba
 
 43.2
%
  101
countries
have
changed
their
constitutions,
laws,
or
political
 5. Iceland
 
 42.9
%
 practices
to
aim
for
it.
 6. Argentina
 41.
6
%
 
 7. Finland
 
 41.5
%
 The
U.S.
government
under
President
Bush
promoted
change
by
adopting
 24. 
Guyana

 30.5
%
 hard
targets
for
women
in
office—but
only
outside
U.S.
borders.
The
 30. 
Afghanistan
 27.7
%
 government
required
the
new
constitutions
of
Afghanistan
and
Iraq
to
 have
quotas
for
women
in
their
national
parliaments.
Afghanistan
is
now
 39. 
Iraq
 
 25.5
%
 th th 28 
in
the
world
in
women’s
legislative
representation,
Iraq
is
35 .

 51. 
China
 
 21.3
%
 
 58. 
U.K.

 
 19.5
%
 In
stark
contrast,
the
United
States
has
greeted
the
30%
solution
with
 65. 
Sudan
 
 18.1
%
 silence
and
inaction.
It
is
barely
halfway
home
to
reach
the
one‐third
 th 74. 
U.S.A.
 
 16.8
%
 mark
for
women
in
Congress,
and
ranks
74 
in
the
world.”


 –Linda
Tarr‐Whelan
 Data
 from
 the
 Inter‐Parliamentary
 Union,
 on
 the
 Linda
Tarr‐Whelan
led
the
U.S.
delegation
to
the
Beijing
Conference,
and
served
as
the
U.S.
 basis
 of
 information
 provided
 on
 November
 30,
 Ambassador
to
the
U.N.
Commission
on
the
Status
of
Women.
She
is
a
Demos
Distinguished
 2009.
 Senior
Fellow
and
author
of
the
Women
Lead
the
Way:
Your
Guide
to
Stepping
Up
to
Leadership
 and
Changing
the
World
(Berrett‐
Koehler
2009).