The Silent Revolution in the Parliaments of Latin America and Africa

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(Photo Source: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/senegal/090327/women-politics)

I was recently doing some research on the state of women in political office. As usual, I went to the IPU database on Women in Parliaments and when I looked at the top ten countries with the highest number of women in parliament something startled me: seven out of the top ten countries are neither located in Europe nor are they Western advanced democracies for that matter. Based on the percentage of women in the lower parliament, the top ten (as of May 1, 2014) are: Continue reading