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Women in parliaments

Only 22 per cent of all national parliamentarians were female as of August 2015, a slow increase from 11.3 per cent in 1995 [1].
As of August 2015, 11 women served as Head of State and 13 served as Head of Government [2].
Rwanda had the highest number of women parliamentarians worldwide. Women there have won 63.8 per cent of seats in the lower house [3].
Globally, there are 37 States in which women account for less than 10 per cent of parliamentarians in single or lower houses, as of August 2015, including 6 chambers with no women at all [4].

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