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Statistics on Women’s Political Participation, World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2011

The Global Gender Gap Index introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, is a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress. The Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparisons across regions and income […]

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Women’s Rights and the Arab Spring: Middle East/North Africa Overview and Fact Sheet

WLP, IWDN’s Secretariat, presented this fact sheet on women’s rights and the Arab Spring (with a focus on Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia) to the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Operation and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women’s Issues and Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Central Asia Affairs during a hearing on Women and the Arab Spring, where WLP President Mahnaz […]

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WLP President Mahnaz Afkhami Testimony on Women & the Arab Spring to U.S. Senate

November 4, 2011 The following is WLP President Mahnaz Afkhami’s written testimony for the hearing on Women and the Arab Spring to the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Operation and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women’s Issues and Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Central Asia Affairs. Thank you for the opportunity to submit this testimony on the […]

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Mapping Women in Parliaments

From Inter-Parliamentary Union’s Women in National Parliaments (situation as of 28 February 2009) Mapping Women in Parliaments Chart | Interactive Map Top ten countries by percentage of women in Parliament are Rwanda (56.3%), Sweden (47%), Cuba (43.2%), Finland (41.5%), Netherlands (41.3%), Argentina (40%), Denmark (38%), Angola (37.3%), Costa Rica (36.8%), and Spain (36.3%) Rwanda (56.3%) […]

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