‘It’s a Man’s World’ – Fewer than one in three candidates for Faroese parliament are women

Fewer than one in three of the 155 candidates running in the election for the Faroese parliament are women.

Elections to the Faroese parliament take place on 31 August, and so far 45 of 155 candidates are women. This amounts to 29 percent – almost the same as in 2015. In 2015, 48 of the 169 candidates – 28.4 percent – were women.

The reason is that the political parties are not interested enough in getting women to stand for parliament, says Demokratia Chairwoman Marna K. Jacobsen,” according to Kringvarp Føroya.

The deadline to register as a candidate is on Saturday 17 August at 6pm.

In 2015, 11 women were elected to the Faroese parliament, which amounts to 33.3 percent.

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