Women Candidates in Federal Elections

Definition:

Women Candidates in Federal Elections

Methods and Limitations:

The Constitution of Canada requires that federal electoral districts (FEDs) be reviewed after each decennial (10-year) census to reflect changes and movements in Canada’s population. As such, the boundaries of federal electoral districts may change over time. To track historical women candidates in federal elections across changing boundaries, the Victoria Region boundary was created by merging FEDs.

Women candidates running in federal elections for the Victoria Region is calculated by adding the total number of women candidates within all concerned FEDs. The FEDs used for each federal election are:

2008 & 2011 Federal Elections: 1) Victoria, 2) Saanich-Gulf Islands, 3) Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke, and 4) Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

2015, 2019 & 2021 Federal Elections: 1) Victoria, 2) Saanich-Gulf Islands, 3) Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca, and 4) Nanaimo—Cowichan

Source(s):

Parliament of Canada. Parlinfo: Women Candidates in General Elections

 
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Women Candidates in Federal Elections in the Sustainable Development Goals

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5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment under the Millennium Development Goals (including equal access to primary education between girls and boys), women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world.

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.

Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.