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Women in Politics suffered “serious regression”

By GovernanceToday
In Women Empowerment
March 14, 2019

The statistics of the Inter-Parliamentary Union highlight the following aspects about the Women in Politics Inter-Parliamentary Union established in 1889 is a global inter-parliamentary institution. Initially, the organization was for individual parliamentarians but has since transformed into an international organization of the parliaments of sovereign states.

The Statistics say that percentage of female elected heads of state dropped from 7.2% to 6.6% from 2017 to 2018.The percentage of female heads of government dropped from 5.7% to 5.2% from 2017 to 2018.

Apart from that the global share of women in parliament increased by nearly 1% point from 2017 to 2018, to 24.3%.It took 25 years to get to 24.3%  from 11% in 1995

The Inter-Parliamentary Union notes that despite some positive movement, the overwhelming majority of government leaders remain male and there has been a “serious regression” in the political power of women across the world in recent years.

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