News and Events
- MMP: An opportunity to increase women’s participation in governmentOp-ed for the Guardian
- Apr 23 2019
- Over the past 15 years, the Coalition has consistently advocated for a proportional electoral system, not because it benefits or disadvantages some parties over others, but because research shows that it tends to elect more women.
- One-third of Party Candidates are Women Media Release
- Apr 12 2019
- Nominations for the 2015 provincial election are now closed and the PEI Coalition for Women in Government has confirmed that both the number and percentage of women candidates has increased over 2015 totals.
- Name Recognition MattersLetter to the Editor
- Apr 12 2019
- Name recognition can be a challenge for women running in politics, particularly when they are running against an incumbent, who has had four or more years to become a household name in their district.
- Leaders' Forum on Women's Issues Save the Date: April 11, 10:00 am -12:00 noon
- Mar 29 2019
- The PEI Coalition for Women in Government and Holland College Student Union are pleased to host the second PEI Leaders’ Forum on Women’s Issues on Thursday, April 11, 2019, from 10:00 am-12:00 pm in the Florence Simmons Performance Hall.
- Coalition LeveeSave the Date
- Dec 22 2018
- Join the PEI Coalition for Women in Government for their Annual New Year's Levee on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019, from 4:00-6:00 pm at Upstreet Brewery.
- Percentage of Women Elected to PEI Municipal Councils IncreasesMedia Release
- Nov 06 2018
- Despite an increase in the number of women elected to municipal councils yesterday the percentage remains well below parity.
PEI in 2019
- 0% of MPs in PEI are women
- 18.5% of MLAs are women
- 25% of PEI Senators are women
- 32% of municipal councillors are women
- 75% of Lennox Island Band Council members are women (no women are currently members of Abegweit First Nations Band Council)
How Does PEI Compare?
Percentage of women in provincial, territorial and national legislatures (2019):
|Rank||Jurisdiction||% of Women in Legislature|
|8||Newfoundland and Labrador||25%|
|11||Prince Edward Island||18.5%|