2017, women and political leadership – female heads of State and heads of government

There are currently 20 women holding the office of the head of state or head of governement, which represents 6,3% of the total of 315 world leaders. This number represents a small decrease in comparison with 2016 when 22 women … Continue reading 2017, women and political leadership – female heads of State and heads of government

TOP 5 posts on women in international politics in 2016

What interested you most in 2016? Here is the list of the most popular posts on this blog published in the last year.   #5 Impeachment of Dilma Roussef or a staggering giant The Olympic Games in Brazil were supposed … Continue reading TOP 5 posts on women in international politics in 2016

2016, women and political leadership – female heads of state and heads of government

For 2017 data click here. Following the last year post about the state of female leadership in highest political offices in the world, here you can find a freshly updated list of women who are heads of state or heads … Continue reading 2016, women and political leadership – female heads of state and heads of government

Does a high percentage of women in the parliament mean a greater gender equality for a country? A quick look on numbers

Women in national parliaments are important actors of change. They bring new perspectives regarding political issues (their effectiveness has been proven over all in themes of peace-building and poverty’s reduction), give more visibility to women in decision-making process and modify … Continue reading Does a high percentage of women in the parliament mean a greater gender equality for a country? A quick look on numbers

2015, women and political leadership – female heads of state and heads of government

For updated 2016 version please click here   The International Women’s Day is approaching and a lot of politicians are speaking about women empowerment and leadership. I decided thus to create a list of female leaders in the world. The … Continue reading 2015, women and political leadership – female heads of state and heads of government

Why this blog

Some leaders are born women (Geraldine Ferraro) Welcome to this blog, a space meant to gather and analyse information about women as political leaders and especially a small and very badly known group of First Ladies. Since some decades we can observe … Continue reading Why this blog