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What a depressing news.<br>
Less than 18 percent of the world's lawmakers are women and 16.1 percent of ministerial posts are held by women.<br><br>
On a brighter side - Scandinavian countries are not always number ones. Small African country Rwanda has 49 % of women in parliament. Sweden was second with 47% and Finland third 41,5%.<br><br>
If we look at the ministrial positions, only Norway and Finland had more than half of their ministers women.<br><br><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080229/wl_nm/un_women_dc" target="_blank">http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080229/wl_nm/un_women_dc</a><br><br>
Sigh. How to change this? I find this so sad when in most countries in the world women have the right to vote.<br><br>
On the bottom of the list were of course the Gulf Arab states and some small Pacific Island states.
 
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