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Progress is 'slow and mixed' for women joining national parliaments

IPU's chief Martin Chungong says its statistics show that 'women bear the brunt of the hate in the political space.'

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola
European Parliament President Roberta Metsola (AN/)

GENEVA (AN) — A new report shows the share of women’s seats in the top elected chambers at capitals around the world grew by just 0.4% last year.

The Inter-Parliamentary Union's latest Women in Parliament report on Tuesday found 26.9% of the elected posts went to women in 2023. That's on pace with 2022, but slower than the 0.6% growth rate in 2021 and 2020.

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