The number of female leaders around the world has grown slightly, but they are still in a minority.

There are currently 18 female world leaders, 12 female heads of government and 11 elected female heads of state (some are both).

The number has doubled since 2005, but according to UN data, approximately 60 per cent of countries have not had a female head of state in the past 50 years, at all.

And on the same scale...

Meanwhile only five countries have equal or higher representation of women in ministerial positions.

Lichtenstein and France had equal representation as of January, while Finland, Cape Verde and Sweden had more women in ministerial positions than men.

The UK were 36th in the world in January, with 22.7 per cent of cabinet positions being occupied by women. Seven out of 22 cabinet positions are now held by women (32 per cent).

At the 2015 general election, 191 women MPs were elected, 29 per cent of all MPs and a record high.

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