Nunavumi Angnait Katujiqatigigit

Nunavut Inuit Women’s Association

ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖏᑦ

Amautiit Launches Women in Government Poster Campaign

Today marks the launch of the Amautiit Nunavut Inuit Women’s Association’s (Amautiit) Women in Government poster campaign across the territory. This campaign presents current statistics on the number of women who have been elected at a territorial MLA and Federal MP level since the inception of Nunavut to today (1999 – 2023).

Based on data from the IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union), the global proportion of women who are MPs comes in at around 26%, 5% higher than Nunavut’s historical data on the number of elected women MLAs. This statistic is balanced by the positive trend towards female representation at the national level with a rate of 88% Nunavut women MPs since the creation of Nunavut in 1999. Only 16% of Nunavut Premiers and 33% of Deputy Premiers elected since 1999 have been women, and no speakers of the Legislative Assembly have been women.

This aligns with global trends which see higher levels of representation of women elected officials than that of previous years, yet also demonstrates the inequalities between gender and representation that still exist.

Amautiit is committed to improving conditions for Inuit women (Arnait) in Nunavut and their families through research, analysis, and reporting, as well as through building alliances and partnerships with like-minded agents-for-change within and outside of the territory, and by supporting and advocating for governments and service providers to meet the rights and needs of Arnait and their families.

This poster is the first in a series of posters on elected officials in Nunavut, a project that hopes to illuminate current data on the status of women in government using simple infographics and diffuse this information widely across the territory.

For more information contact: