- 17 countries in the world have women leaders (2012)
- 9 of 151 elected heads of state and 11 of 192 heads of government are women.
- Globally, women hold only 16 per cent of ministerial posts. (2010)
- Women make up nearly two thirds of the worlds 759 million illiterate adults
- There are 21.5% women MPs in the UK parliament .
There are 15 women High Court judges and 92 men in the UK .
- 469 councils in 2001 of these Chief executives 36 = women
- Women make up 30.6% of councillors across the UK (2010)
- 149 BME women councillors. To be representative needs to be nearer a
- 2010 over 40% of newly-elected MPs at the General Election had been
councillors. Nearly three quarters of these were men. Suggests a
springboard effect from local to national politics that is biased in favour of
Private sector (2011)
- 18 FTSE 100 companies have no female directors.
- Nearly half of all FTSE 250 companies do not have a woman in the boardroom. (I wonder how many men clean board rooms?)
- Women's life expectancy at birth was more than 80 years in 35 countries, but only 54 years in the WHO African Region. (2007)
- All (99 percent) of the half a million maternal deaths every year occur in developing countries. (2010)
- Girls are far more likely than boys to suffer sexual abuse. (2010)
- On average - two women are murdered by their current or former partner each week. (2012)
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