Six nations now have gender parity or a slight women's majority: Rwanda (61.3%), Cuba (53.4%), Nicaragua (51.7%), and Mexico, New Zealand and United Arab Emirates (50%).
A sharp increase in threats against women parliamentarians was seen: 137 in 2022, up from 123 last year and almost quadruple the 37 cases just eight years ago.
It had been 28 years since the Swiss last held such a protest, and the 1991 strike had been the biggest protest since 1918.
The Inter-Parliamentary Union said members of Venezuela's parliament were barred from leaving the country.
A U.N. special investigator argued human rights should be on the agenda of a planned U.S.-North Korea nuclear summit.
A U.S.-North Korea summit could expand a little-known aspect of a tightly controlled and secretive nation: North Korea's extensive involvement with international organizations.