Women in Global Politics

Adelina Sabani*, Scott Romaniuk

*Corresponding author for this work

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The United Nation’s (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 provides for the promotion of just, peaceful and inclusive societies. The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) (2018) highlights women’s active participation in political processes as a key component of an inclusive society. However, women, who compromise 49.6% of the world’s population as of 2016, continue to face barriers and restriction to political leadership opportunities and resources at all government levels, according to International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) (2019). As of November 2018, women held only 24% of all national parliamentary representation globally, which UN Women (2019) notes is a slow growth from 11.3% in 1995.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Encyclopedia of Global Security Studies
EditorsScott Romaniuk, Péter Marton
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-74336-3
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2020


  • Canada
  • Democracy
  • Feminine
  • Maculinities
  • Representation
  • Sustainabale Development Goals (SDGs)


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