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Kokkai (National Diet), Shugiin (House of Representatives)

The IPU data corresponds to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. For information about upper chambers, refer to Parline

Women in parliament
10.11%
of MPs are women
Youth in parliament
25%
of MPs are under 45
MPs' human rights
0
cases currently treated by the Committee on the Human Rights of MPs

This page contains the latest IPU news and data for this parliament. The percentage of women in parliament and the percentage of youth participation correspond to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. The number of MP human rights cases corresponds to the latest decisions of the IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians.

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News in brief
IPU President Saber Chowdhury and Chairman of The Nippon Foundation Yohei Sasakawa at the launch of the 2017 Global Appeal.

IPU helps to combat discrimination against people affected by leprosy

The Global Appeal 2017 to End Stigma and Discrimination against People Affected by Leprosy was launched on 30 January in New Delhi by the Nippon Foundation with IPU’s support. The Appeal , endorsed by the IPU Executive Committee, emphasizes that solutions to the challenges faced by people with leprosy must be "firmly embedded in human rights" and urges all parliaments to "promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies".
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Press releases

Young MPs call for radical responses to counter youth alienation and disengagement

Read this press release at http://archive.ipu.org/press-e/pressnote201505281.htm
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Press releases

World's young MPs tackle conflict and economic crisis

Read this press release at http://archive.ipu.org/press-e/pressnote201505221.htm
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