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Record Number of Women Serving In Parliaments Worldwide

A survey finds a record number of women are serving as members of parliament worldwide.   The report by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) shows last year, women occupied nearly 22 percent of parliamentary seats.  That is an increase of 1.5 percentage points - double the average rate of increase in recent years.  A 1.5 percent increase in the number of women who are members of parliaments globally may not sound like a lot.  But the Inter-Parliamentary Union says...

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