Only 12% Of State Election Candidates Are Women
Dr Zaireeni Azmi, Researcher, Centre for Research on Women and Gender (KANITA), Universiti Sains Malaysia
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Female candidates only make up 12% of the candidates running in the upcoming state election, i.e 71 out of 570; woefully far from the recommended 30% quote for representation. We look at what these numbers indicate about our political parties and their commitment to gender parity, and whether there should be a quota in place for female candidates.
Image Credit: Sivaranjani Manickam/ Facebook, Michelle Ng/ Facebook, Melanie Ting/ Twitter
Produced by: Natasha Fusil
Presented by: Sharmilla Ganesan, Sharaad Kuttan
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