Decrease in the number of women heads in politics
The number of women in politics is much lower than that of men and only seven percent of world leaders and only 24 percent of the MPs are women. United Nations General Assembly Chairman Maria Fernanda Espinosa on Tuesday said the United Nations Commission’s delegation on the condition of women has said that in recent years the number of women in the political sector has been witnessed in the world.
According to the figures released last week of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the percentage of women elected president’s president has dropped from 7.2 percent in 2017 to 6.6 percent in 2018. In the same period, the percentage of women heads in government has also dropped from 5.7 percent to 5.2 percent.
Gabriela Quavas Baron, chief of Inter Parliamentary Union, said, “Despite some positive movements, the unprecedented majority of government leaders are men. Fujille Mlambo Nagakuka, executive director of the United Nations Women’s Association, described the present environment as “not encouraging for the upliftment of women”.
He cited political violence, verbal attacks and misuse of social media against women candidates and leaders in many countries, saying that ‘women have turned backward. The desire to fight for the office in women is decreasing because it is a very ruthless process.