This is a fact sheet on achieving a critical mass of women in policy-making bodies across national parliaments worldwide.

Across the globe, women have won the right to vote and to stand for elections. Yet, women constitute only 15.2 percent of all national parliaments and only 15 countries worldwide have achieved “critical mass”—30 percent women in national governments (Inter-Parliamentary Union, August 2003).

Getting the Balance Right In National Parliaments (2005)

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