Women in Politics - New Data Shows Growth But Also Setbacks

Women in politics: new data shows growth but also setbacks | Inter-Parliamentary Union (ipu.org)

Despite increases in the number of women at the highest levels of political power, widespread gender inequalities persist, according to the 2021 edition of the IPU-UN Women Map of Women in Politics.

The IPU-UN Women Map presents new data for women in government and parliamentary positions as of 1 January 2021. The data shows all-time highs for the number of countries with women Heads of State and/or Heads of Government, as well as for the global share of women Ministers.

However, after last year’s map showed a spike at 21.3 per cent of women ministers, progression has slowed – with just a small increase to 21.9 per cent as of 1 January 2021. The data also reveals that the number of countries with no women in government has increased, bucking a downward trend seen the last few years………..

Press release: Women in politics: New data shows growth but also setbacks | News and events: News | UN Women – Headquarters

Source: WUNRN – 11.03.2021