Cuba is the second out of five countries in the world to currently reach the gender parity ranking in Parliament.
According to reports published on the website of the Cuban Parliament, this was stated in a recent report by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), on the occasion of the International Day of Parliament, which states that the five countries that achieve gender parity or a greater proportion of women in the lowest or single home in 2022 are: Rwanda (61.3%), Cuba (53.4%) and Nicaragua (51.7%) who hold the top three positions, respectively; Mexico (50%) and the UAE (50%) share the fourth seat, at the end of June this year.
This indicator improves compared to 2021, when only three countries achieved gender parity in their legislatures, including Cuba. This year, Nicaragua and Mexico joined the global list.
The IPU report also highlights that the proportion of women parliamentarians has reached an all-time high of 26.2%, compared to 11.3% 27 years ago.
In contrast, it acknowledges that the Americas region as a whole has the highest female representation worldwide, with 34.6% of female legislators, and three Latin American countries among the top five in the world in this regard.
This result certifies the majority and tangible presence of women in various sectors of our society, including the legislative sphere, as an achievement of the Cuban Revolution, said Politburo member, Esteban Lazo Hernández, President of the National Assembly of Power, previously expressed.
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