Gender gaps in economic opportunities and political participation | Daily FT

Women in Sri Lanka comprise 56% of voters, but only 5% of legislators. Sixty years since Sirimavo’s election, women’s political representation in the Sri Lankan Parliament remains abysmally low – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara The last 50 years have seen significant advances in gender equality in many domains around the world. Women still lag behind men in different—often linked and reinforcing—dimensions, such as their ability to access resources, employment, and entrepreneurship opportunities, as well as powerful positions in the political sphere and corporate boards. The Government has launched s…

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