This report examines the latest progress towards achieving the MDGs. It reaffirms that the MDGs have made a profound difference in people’s lives.
Women are assuming more power in the world’s parliaments, boosted by quota systems.
Legislated or voluntary quotas were used in 39 chambers holding elections. Such measures impact positively on women’s access to parliament. However, quotas alone are not enough: political parties need to field more women candidates.
Proportion of seats held by women in single or lower houses of national parliament, 2000 and 2014 (Percentage). Source: The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014.
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