Representation of women in local government

2018 elections are a golden opportunity

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March 14, 2018 14:19
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Yael German, the former mayor of Herzliya, now serves as a member of Knesset for Yesh Atid

Yael German, the former mayor of Herzliya, now serves as a member of Knesset for Yesh Atid. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

 
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THE UPCOMING Israeli municipal elections this October, are a golden opportunity to increase the scarce representation of women in local government.

In contrast to the substantial improvement in the representation of women in the Knesset (from nine to 34 female MKs in just two decades), the change in local government lags behind. A look at Israel’s fifty largest cities reveals that only about 17% of city council members are women.

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