The average representation

of women in national Parliaments is 

24.5%

World Bank, 2019

SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030

WHY IT MATTERS

Women and girls represent half of the world’s population and therefore also half of its potential. However, gender inequality persists throughout the world and stagnates social progress. Across the globe, women continue to be underrepresented at all levels of political leadership and perform a disproportionate share of unpaid domestic work. Inequalities faced by girls can begin right at birth and follow them all their lives, sometimes depriving adequate access to health care, education and economic decision making. 

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