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Inter Parliamentary Union says the number of women in national parliaments globally has increased

Date: Mar 9, 2018

Inter Parliamentary Union says the number of women in national parliaments globally has increased by a percentage

The number of women in national parliaments globally has only increased by a percentage between 2016 and 2017. This is despite an increase in the percentage of seats won by women in parliamentary elections worldwide last year. This is according to a review by the Geneva-based Inter-Parliamentary Union as yesterday* marks International Women's Day. As experts say, politics is a tough game for women, United Nations Women says gender equality is an important element of success and governments must take this into consideration. Director of policy of UN Women, Purna Sen says the time is now to advance women...

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