Global summit: too few women in politics

An article from the Guardian points to the low numbers of women in parliaments worldwide:

The suspension of Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s first female president, and the new, all-male, conspicuously white cabinet that will run one of the world’s most ethnically diverse nations under interim president, Michel Temer, is an unwelcome reminder of the fact that getting more diversity into government continues to be an uphill struggle.
It’s why we still need organisations such as Women in Parliaments, the Brussels-based network that campaigns for more women in politics around the world.
In contrast to the look of the new Brazilian cabinet, there was a great moment last week when 260 female MPs took their seats under the dome of Jordan’s parliament building for the WIP global summit – a conference for female and some male parliamentarians to get together and discuss how to increase the number and the influence of women in parliaments all around the world.