More women political leaders needed

Despite progress that has been made to advance women, there are still not enough women occupying leadership positions in countries around the world.

Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon

That’s what United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a gathering on Democracy and Gender Equality in New York.

He said that women are playing a leading role in the movements for change in countries such as Côte d’Ivoire, Tunisia and Egypt.

“Certainly there has been important progress. More women in more countries are taking their places in parliament. Yet fewer than 10 per cent of the countries, 10 per cent of the countries have a female head of state or government. Fewer than 30 countries have reached the target of 30 per cent women in national parliaments.”

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