Title

Underrepresentation of Women in Political Leadership Around the World

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Information Motivating Public Activism (IMPACT)

UN Sustainable Development Goal

UNSDG #5: Gender Equality

Start Date

29-4-2020 11:00 AM

End Date

29-4-2020 11:15 AM

Abstract

Women around the world have faced many obstacles and inequalities throughout history. Women in the United States were given the right to vote in 1920, just 100 years ago. Although many countries have given women the right to vote, women remain underrepresented in political leadership. In 2019, an average of 24.3% of all national parliamentarians were female. A balanced participation between males and females in politics is important to have an effective democracy. Additionally, a greater female participation in politics increases overall quality of life by increasing representation of issues that pertain to 50% of our planet’s population. By raising awareness about gender inequalities, women will become empowered to take political leadership. Our project will look at the ratio of females to males in the upper house or first chamber of parliament around the world throughout the 21st century.

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Works Cited

“Facts and figures: Leadership and political participation.” UN Women, June 2019, https://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/leadership-and-political-participation/facts-and-figures.

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Apr 29th, 11:00 AM Apr 29th, 11:15 AM

Underrepresentation of Women in Political Leadership Around the World

Women around the world have faced many obstacles and inequalities throughout history. Women in the United States were given the right to vote in 1920, just 100 years ago. Although many countries have given women the right to vote, women remain underrepresented in political leadership. In 2019, an average of 24.3% of all national parliamentarians were female. A balanced participation between males and females in politics is important to have an effective democracy. Additionally, a greater female participation in politics increases overall quality of life by increasing representation of issues that pertain to 50% of our planet’s population. By raising awareness about gender inequalities, women will become empowered to take political leadership. Our project will look at the ratio of females to males in the upper house or first chamber of parliament around the world throughout the 21st century.