The statistics of the Inter-Parliamentary Union highlight the following aspects about the Women in Politics:
The percentage of female elected heads of state dropped from 7.2 per cent to 6.6 per cent from 2017 to 2018.
The percentage of female heads of government dropped from 5.7 per cent to 5.2 per cent from 2017 to 2018.
The global share of women in parliament increased by nearly one percentage point from 2017 to 2018, to 24.3 per cent.
It took 25 years to get to 24.3 per cent from 11 per cent in 1995.
The Inter-Parliamentary Union notes that despite some positive movement, the overwhelming majority of government leaders remain male and there has been a “serious regression” in the political power of women across the world in recent years.
Inter-Parliamentary Union established in 1889 is a global inter-parliamentary institution. Initially, the organization was for individual parliamentarians but has since transformed into an international organization of the parliaments of sovereign states.