“When one woman is a leader, it changes her. When more women are leaders, it changes politics and policies,” says Michelle Bachelet, the president of Republic of Chile. It’s true.
Over the last few decades, the world has seen an increase in number of women leaders. It’s key to our progress.
But women remain significantly underrepresented in political offices globally, according to a joint study by the World Bank and the Women in Parliament.
As International Women’s Day approaches on March 8th, let’s hope that soon there will be equal representation of women in political offices around the world. Let’s #get2equal.
- Rwanda (63.8%)
- Andorra (50%)
- Cuba (48.9%)
- Sweden (45%)
- South Africa (44.8%)
- The Republic of Yemen (0.3%)
- Oman (1.2%)
- Solomon Islands (2%)
- Papua New Guinea (2.7%)
- Comoros (3%)
And here is a map of all the countries with women in parliaments in 2014. What surprises you the most? Share your comments below or tweet at us using #get2equal.
Data source: World Development Indicators