Thursday, March 1

World's women gain political ground

World's women gain political ground CBC New Brunswick, Canada - More women than ever hold seats in parliaments around the world, but governments need to make a greater effort to achieve gender equality ...The group found that 23 countries used gender quota systems to boost female representation and in those countries women had won nearly 22 percent of seats, while in countries without quotas females held about 12 percent.
NZ leads world in women representation, New Zealand - "New Zealand has 33.05 per cent women – or 40 out of 121 MPs – in Parliament, but their Pacific neighbours are well down on that number.

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