Under-representation of women in power remains the norm, UN says

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Under-representation of women in power remains the norm, UN says

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A report released Thursday by U.N. Women says "under-representation of women in power and decision-making is still the norm."

The executive director of the U.N. agency dedicated to the empowerment of women said that men account for 75% of parliamentarians and hold 73% of managerial positions globally. They account for 70% of climate negotiators, and almost all peace negotiators are men, she said.

"Equality isn't just one quarter of the seats at the tables of power. But that's the current reality of women's representation," Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of U.N Women and the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, said in the report.

Click here to read the full article published by CBS News on 13 March 2020.

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