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Political Women Representation around the Globe is Less than 10 Percent

Political Women Representation around the Globe is Less than 10 Percent

Photo Credit: Ken Kosakoff

There are only 16 women worldwide who are heads of states and governments today, eight of them are their countries’ first women to politically lead and be in charge.

According to a report released by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and United Nations Women, women have only 23 percent of parliamentary positions.

The numbers have doubled since 2000. However, they still represent less than 10 percent of the 193 UN member states. These numbers don’t include monarchs and figureheads.

According to Pew Research Centre, three-fifth of the countries that are currently under the leadership of women are in Europe.

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is also the de facto leader of Germany, is planning on running again on 2017. Merkel said, “I might bend but I will never break because it’s in my nature as a strong woman.”

Meanwhile, women occupy about two-third of Rwanda’s Parliament, this percentage is higher than any other country.

Over the past few years, women have successfully gained political powers. However, they are still underrepresented among leaders.

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