Views exchanged on increasing women’s participation at decision-making level

Politics
erdenejargal@montsame.gov.mn
2021-09-14 15:35:20

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Head of the Women’s Group in the State Great Hural D.Sarangerel yesterday received representatives led by chair of the French-Mongolian friendship group in the Senate of France Philippe Mouiller


During the meeting, the sides discussed and exchanged views on increasing women's participation at decision-making level and ensuring equal access to education at all levels, regardless of the remoteness of the region.


Head of the Women’s Group in the State Great Khural  D.Sarangerel said, “Following the 2020 parliamentary election, 13 women were elected as Members of Parliament. Mongolia passed the Law on Gender Equality in 2011. In order to ensure gender equality in the parliament, the Law on Parliamentary Election stipulates that at least 20 percent of the candidates in a party must be of one gender. We are working to increase the quota to 30 percent.”


Chair of the French-Mongolian friendship group in the Senate of France Philippe Mouiller said, “I am pleased to hold a meeting with women parliamentarians and exchange views on increasing women’s participation at decision-making level during the visit. Women parliamentarians make up 35 percent of the Senate of France, which is relatively higher than in most countries. However, there is a necessity to raise it to 50 percent. As for the local level, it has been reached 50 percent. Equality in education is vital to increase the share of women in decision-making, promote employment, and ensure gender equality in all sectors. Members of the France-Mongolian Friendship Group in the Senate are willing to expand parliamentary cooperation between the two countries. Therefore, the Senate will provide all-around support.”