7-13 March 2014 #697

Women Representation: Infographics

Ayesha Shakya

Out of 21 ministers sworn in last week in the new coalition cabinet headed by Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, only two are women.

The only remedy for Nepal’s female genocide is to aim for universal enrolment for girls in schools and to revise the curricula to make them more gender-sensitive. Only about 15 per cent of the teachers in Nepal’s high schools are female.

But let those without sin cast the first stone: only 13 per cent of the members of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists are women.

Besides Nepal, the outlook for women are only satisfactory in other countries as well. Taking the diplomatic service as an example, here's an infographic which highlights the distribution of women participation in the workforce.

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