Cuba second in the world on parliamentary gender parity

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Cuba second in the world on parliamentary gender parity

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Women make up 53.4% of Cuba's Assembly, or lower chamber. (Picture: Green Left)

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has placed Cuba as the second of the five countries in the world that boast gender parity in parliament and the country with the second-highest proportion of women deputies.

A recent IPU report concluded that five nations reached gender parity or a higher proportion of women in their lower or single chamber in 2022. Those nations are Rwanda (61.3%), Cuba (53.4%), Nicaragua (51.7%), Mexico (50%) and the United Arab Emirates (50%).

Click here to read the full article published by Green Left on 5 July 2022.

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