India ranks 148 in representation of women in government, Europe at top

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  • India ranks 148 globally in terms of representation of women in executive government and parliament, according to a report published by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women.
  • The data published in the report Women in Politics 2017 Map showed that women make up only 11.8 per cent (64 MPs) of the 542-member Lok Sabha and 11 per cent (27) of the 245-member Rajya Sabha.
  • India ranks 148 globally in terms of representation of women in executive government and parliament, according to a report published by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women.
  • Regionally, women’s representation in the Americas made the most significant gains, according to the report, rising from 22.45 per cent in 2015 to 25 per cent.
  • In Europe, the total percentage stood at 22.5 per cent.
  • The report was launched on the sidelines of the 61st Commission on the Status of Women.
  • A total of 227 countries were analysed in the survey.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
India ranks at which position globally in terms of representation of women in executive government and parliament, according to a report published by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women? 
 – 148. 

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