UN Launches Women in Politics Map 2017; India Placed at 148th Number (Download PDF)

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Women in Politics Maplaunched Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women. Releasing a world ranking of the number of women parliamentarians that placed India 148, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the head of UN Women. Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Women in Politics Map launched Inter-Parliamentary Union

Women in Politics Map Launched Inter-Parliamentary Union

Women in Politics Map launched Inter-Parliamentary Union

Highlights:

  • Number of women Heads of State or Heads of Government fell from 19 to 17 since 2015.
  • Progress in the number of women in parliament continues.
  • Largest Inter-governmental forum on

    • Women’s rights
    • Gender equality
  • India ranked 88 in the number of women Ministers with five or 18.5 per cent in the cabinet.

Top 10 Countries with Highest Women in Parliament:

Table contain shows Top 10 countries with highest women in parliament

Table contain shows Top 10 countries with highest women in parliament

Rank

Country

Percentage of women in Lower House

Percentage of women in Upper House

1

Rwanda

61.3

38.5

2

Bolivia

53.1

47.2

3

Cuba

48.9

-

4

Iceland

47.6

-

5

Nicaragua

45.7

-

6

Sweden

43.6

-

7

Senegal

42.7

-

8

Mexico

42.6

36.7

9

South Africa

42.0

35.2

10

Finland

42.0

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About IPU:

  • Is a Global inter-parliamentary institution established in 1889 by

    • Frederic Passy
    • William Randal Cremer
  • First permanent forum for political multilateral negotiations.
  • National parliaments of 170 countries are members of the IPU. I
  • PU has permanent observer status at the United Nations General Assembly.

Organization Was for Individual Parliamentarians,

Table contain shows Organization was for individual Parliamentarians

Table contain shows Organization was for individual Parliamentarians

Founded

1889, 128 years ago

Legal Status

International organization

Head quarters

Geneva, Switzerland

President

Saber Hossain Chowdhury

Secretary General

Martin Chungong

Mission

To promote democracy and inter-parliamentary dialogue

- Published/Last Modified on: March 23, 2017

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