Magazine article Foreign Policy

Yes, She Can a Report from the Glass Ceiling

Magazine article Foreign Policy

Yes, She Can a Report from the Glass Ceiling

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THERE'S NO SHORTAGE of data showing that men rule the political world: Women make up just 20 percent of the world's parliaments and constitute about 17 percent of cabinet positions. Why aren't there more women leaders, and is there any hope of change? In a special edition of The FP Survey, top female politicians around the world--presidents and vice presidents, cabinet secretaries and members of Congress--told us about the worst cases of sexism in politics and the best ways to bring more women to the negotiating table. Plus, don't miss our list of 25 women who rule the world--though you might not know it--and the U.S. State Department's Melanne Verveer on why the biggest global problems won't be solved without women.

86 The FP Survey: Women in Politics

88 The Most Powerful Women You've Never Heard Of

90 Why Women Are a Foreign Policy Issue (Seriously, Guys.)

THE MOST SEXIST COUNTRY IS ...

Afghanistan.--REEM BADRAN, MABRUKA SHARIF JIBRIL, PAULA TEIXEIRA DA CRUZ * Russia.--ILZE VINKELE * Benin, by Saudi Arabia.--MIMOZA KUSARI-LILA * Saudi Arabia.--DONYA AZIZ * Iran--ELIZABETH ATIVIE, VALERIE PECRESSE, LYDIA SHOULEVA * Any country in which women are objectified and not treated equally in terms of political, social, and economic opportunities. …

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