Albania among 13 countries in the world with 50% or more women ministers, according to report
“Women in politics: 2021”, is a map report, created recently by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) together with UN Women, which presents global rankings for women in executive, government, and parliamentary positions as January 1, 2021.
According to the data, Albania ranks fifth in the world in terms of the number of women ministers compared to male ones.
With a percentage of 56,25%, Albania comes after countries like Sweden (57.1%), Belgium (57.1%), Austria (57.1%), while the first place is held by Nicaragua with 58,8 percent.
However, the report writes that despite the increase in the number of women at the highest levels of political power, widespread gender inequalities persist.
“Progression in women holding ministerial portfolios has slowed, with just a small increase to from 21.3 per cent in 2019 to 21.9 per cent in 2021. The number of countries with no women in government has increased; and only 25.5 per cent of national parliamentarians are women, compared to 24.9 per cent the year before,” writes the report.
Albania has 9 women in ministerial positions, namely: Olta Xhaçka (Minister of Foreign Affairs), Anila Denaj (Minister of Finance and the Economy), Belinda Balluku (Minister of Infrastructure and Energy), Evis Kushi (Minister of Education, Sport and Youth), Etilda Gjonaj (Minister of Justice), Elva Margariti (Minister of Culture), Milva Ekonomi (Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development), Ogerta Manastirliu (Minister of Health and Social Protection), Elisa Spiropali (Minister of State for Parliament Relations).
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