Unprecedented number of women leaders, but parity still far off

March 10, 2021
UN WOMEN STOCK
UN News

 

While the number of women heads of State or in government around the world has reached unprecedented levels, the challenge in achieving gender equality still remains, according to new UN data. 

“No country prospers without the engagement of women”, said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director and WAPPP Leader in Practice, stressing that “we need women’s representation that reflects … all their diversity and abilities, and across all cultural, social, economic and political situations.” 

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