​Dutch Electoral Council (de Kiesraad) receives The Final Report on Gender Election Observation Mission (GEOM)

Mr. Melle Bakker receives GEOM Report

The Hague, 4th July 2017

Today, the Head of the Gender Election Observation Mission (GEOM), Ms. Magdalena De Meyer and Mission Chief Coordinator, Ms. Sabra Bano met and presented the GEOM Final Report to the Electoral Council (Kiesraad) of the Netherlands, represented by Mr. Melle Bakker, Secretary-Director of the Council. This meeting was a follow-up of the formal presentation of the GEOM Report to the Commission of Internal Affairs of the Dutch Parliament.

To mark the 100 years of women’s suffrage in the Netherlands, the mission assessed the electoral participation of women by observing Election Day proceedings. Based on a thorough observation, the GEOM report presents recommendations addressed to the Election Council, political parties, the parliament, the government and the media.

Gender Concerns International hopes that the GEOM Report will lead to an engaged and fruitful cooperation with the Electoral Council and other stakeholders in pursuance of our future work.

For more information on the GEOM, the final report, or the press release, please click here.