Women in Parliament

The Country With the Most Women in Parliament? You Might Be Surprised

G(irls)20 | Posted 06.27.2014 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png A quick quiz for you -- which country has: the most women in parliament? The largest number on boards? Drum roll -- Rwanda 63.8 per cent and Norway 40.6 per cent. So it seems that when it comes to leadership, the glass ceiling in the U.S. and U.K. isn't about to be shattered any time soon. But does this really matter? I think it does.

Why Politics Is Too Important to Leave to the Men

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted 08.22.2011 | Canada
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

More women in politics changes not only what is done but how. What is discussed changes; more time on health, child care, and environmental concerns; and more consensus-driven win-win approaches replace the testosterone-driven triumphalism of politics as usual.

Our (Surprisingly?) Diverse Parliament

Alison Loat | Posted 08.11.2011 | Canada
Alison Loat

Our politicians tend to be older, whiter, more male, better educated and more 'white collar' than the average Canadian. So for those who would prefer a Parliament that better looks and feels more like Canada, the election of a few 20-something MPs is a good thing.