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Alternative plan – think global!

May 14, 2010
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I came across this table from the Centre for Women and Democracy of states with a higher proportion of women in their parliaments  than the UK  (in January 2010). At first sight it wasn’t exactly encouraging – the UK is ranked 73rd, and the number of women had only gone up 1.1% since January 2000.

But then it struck me – pretty much every single state on that list has seen an improvement in women’s representation in the past ten years.  In some cases by huge amounts. It may be happening slowly, and in some places it’s plateaued, but there is a global trend towards greater gender parity in legislatures.  Which is something to be cheerful about.

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