Jennifer M. Piscopo

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Nearly 90 countries require that political parties nominate certain proportions of women or that legislatures set aside certain numbers of seats for women. My work suggests how these ‘gender quota laws’ can be designed for maximum effect.

“Women’s Political Representation in Mexico.” 2020. Seoul: Korean Women’s Development Institute. (Translated and published in Korean). 

“Promoting Women’s Right to Be Elected: Twenty Five Years of Quotas in Latin America” (co-authored with Magda Hinojosa). 2013. In Gender Quotas: Comparative Perspectives, José Alejandro Luna Ramos, ed. Mexico City: Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judicial Power, 55-107. (Published in Spanish) 

“Gender Parity Matters.” 2022. United Nations Development Programme, Chile. (virtual)

Expert consultation for Poder Ciudadano (Citizen Power) on Costa Rica’s proposed electoral reform and its effects on gender parity. 2021. San José, Costa Rica. (virtual)

Expert consultation on Designing Gender Quota Laws. 2019. UN Women Guatemala, teleconference. (In Spanish) 

Expert interview, “Promotion of Women’s Participation in Japanese Politics.” 2019. Japanese Ministry of Government Delegation to the European Conference of Politics and Gender, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 

“Constitutional Reforms, Quotas, and Women’s Representation in Mexico.” 2018. Session at the International Symposium for Constitutional Reforms, Women’s Representation, and the Dynamics of Gender Politics. The National Assembly, Seoul, South Korea. 

“Quotas in Large Companies.” 2014. In Gender in the Workplace: Gaps in Access to Decision-Making Posts, United Nations Development Programme, Contributions to Human Development in Argentina #8. (Published in Spanish)

“Electoral Parity: Comparative Perspectives and New Challenges.” 2016. Keynote Address to Celebrate International Women’s Day. National Electoral Institute, Mexico City, Mexico. (Delivered in Spanish) 

“Gender Quotas in Mexico and Latin America.” 2014. Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judicial Power, Mexico City, Mexico. (Delivered in Spanish) 

“The View from Latin America: Have Quotas Made a Difference?” 2013. Executive Training session at the retreat “Gender Quotas at the Global Level: Beyond Parity Governance?” The Global Governance Program, the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. 

“Best Practices in the Protection of Women’s Political Rights.” 2013. Keynote Address to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary Celebration of Women’s Suffrage in Mexico. Federal Electoral Institute, Mexico City, Mexico. (Delivered in Spanish) 

Jenn presenting to the Mexican Senate