21 female political leaders you need to know about: Part two

It’s been sixty-one years since the UN Convention on the Political Rights of Women, came into effect, yet only 21.9% of national parliamentarians worldwide right now are female. Sure, it’s a vast improvement on figures in the very recent past, but it’s still less than half of what we need to be.

21 female political leaders you need to know about: Part one

Although it’s been sixty-one years since the UN Convention on the Political Rights of Women came into effect, and although, as of 2015, the Convention has 123 state parties (including Palestine), the political landscape is still almost entirely male-dominated. In fact, only 21.9% of national parliamentarians worldwide right now are female politicians.

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