The survey was aimed at finding out the of Armenian users’ opinions about the extent of female engagement in RA government.
The survey was conducted between May 11-30.
Out of 2560 visitors to the virtual platform 877 users, 34% expressed their positions. This testifies that users are not highly interested in the topic. 90% of the participants are from Armenia. They answered the following questions:
How do you evaluate female engagement in the new government. Out of 21 cabinet members (prime minister, 3 deputy prime-ministers, 17 ministers) only 2 are ministers.
Women in the RA government
Women in the executive authority
Since 1991 female engagement in high governmental authority was very weak. We have not had female head of state throughout the history of independent Armenia. Throughout the RA history we have had 264 male ministers and only 7 female ministers.
In the last 30 years female engagement in high government has remained almost the same.
Women in the legislative authority
Throughout the history of independent Armenia female participation in the legislative authority has not been big either. According to statistics there is growth of female engagement in the parliament in 2007.
Only 8 women out of 260 deputies, 3%
11 women, Out of 190 deputies 5․7%
4 women Out of 131 deputies, 3%
Women Out of 131 deputies, 5․3%
11 women out of 131 deputies, 8․3 %
14 women out of 131 deputies, 10․6%
18 out of 105 deputies, 17%.
The number of women is the highest in the last NA convention, 17%, 18 deputies. The smallest number was registered in the second NA convention, only 3 women, 3%.
The survey was conducted and the article prepared following Mane Tandilyan’s resignation.