Opportunities for exercising women’s political rights in European countries


Issue: №2 2016

Heading: Constitutional and municipal law


Keywords: political rights, gender equality index, gender balance, legislative quota allocation.


The article analyses European experience of women’s political rights enforcement. The author introduces a notion of gender equality index as an underpinning for measurement of the range and scope of political rights exercised by women. The paper discusses mechanisms of gender balance promotion in political sphere.