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Women in politics: 2023 map

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The women in politics: 2023 map, created by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women, presents data for women in executive positions and national parliaments as of 1 January 2023.

The data shows that women are underrepresented at all levels of decision-making worldwide and that achieving gender parity in political life is far off.

  • Women serve as Heads of State and/or Government in only 31 countries.
  • Globally, women make up 26.5% of Members of Parliament and 22.8% of Cabinet Ministers.
  • Australia appears alongside Ecuador, Moldova, Burundi, France and Slovenia according to the percentage of women in parliaments.

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