Lawmaker wants court to order gender parity on legislative committees

A female legislator has filed a constitutional court case because she said there is a disparity in the number of women on key legislative committees.

The lawmaker is Emilia Molina Cruz of the Partido Acción Ciudadana. She said that the legislature is 38 percent women but that at least one committee has only men as members.

The Costa Rica electoral code provides that party lists presented for election contain a representative number of  women.

A female legislator has filed a constitutional court case because she said there is a disparity in the number of women on key legislative committees.

The lawmaker is Emilia Molina Cruz of the Partido Acción Ciudadana. She said that the legislature is 38 percent women but that at least one committee has only men as members.

The Costa Rica electoral code provides that party lists presented for election contain a representative number of  women.

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