Good news today from the UN on the subject of women in government.
There are currently 19 women who are heads of state around the world—Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Central African Republic, Chile, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Jamaica, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Peru, Poland, South Korea, Switzerland, and Trinidad & Tobago.
The average number of women in national parliaments has doubled in the last 20 years—from 11% to 22%.
Obviously, we have a long way to go—but these 19 countries are paving the way for a world where gender plays no role in politics.
Just as with the glorious 50 year anniversary in Selma last week, the Women’s Movement is progressing. It will take time, but it will happen!
Meanwhile, we urge all of our theatre friends to do whatever you can to help move it forward—we can do it!