Women in politics: 2020

The “Women in politics: 2020” map, created by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women, presents global rankings for women in executive, government, and parliamentary positions as of 1 January 2020. It shows all-time highs for the number of countries with women Heads of State and/or Heads of Government, and for the global share of women ministers, parliamentary speakers, and parliamentarians. Still, 25 years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which set the international target for reaching gender balance in political decision-making, women are underrepresented across all levels of power.

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Bibliographic information

Subject area(s): Leadership and political participation; Parliamentary development; Political empowerment

Resource type: Posters/flyers

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 1

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); Inter-Parliamentary Union