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Gender representation in the Parliamentary Assembly

Amendment No. 6 | Doc. 15366 | 26 September 2021

Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination
2021 - Fourth part-session
In the draft resolution, replace paragraph 9.2 with the following paragraph:

"when appointing group spokespersons in Assembly debates, ensure that their gender breakdown is no less balanced than the composition of the group that appoints them or, if this is more favourable to the promotion of gender equality, follow the "one in three" principle;".

Explanatory note

The gender breakdown in political groups in the Assembly depends on the composition of national delegations. Gender balance in the latter will however improve when the new rules are implemented. It is therefore reasonable to expect political groups to take stronger measures to promote gender equality in debates than those currently envisaged.