International Women’s Day: Women in Politics 2012 map (full screen)
There are currently 17 countries with women as head of government, head of state or both, which according to Inter-Parliamentary Union and UN Women has more than doubled since 2005.
[However] The report marks slow advances in the political landscape - the number of lower houses hosting more than 30% women rose slightly from 25 to 30 in 2011 - and although the results show progress IPU Secretary General, Anders B. Johnsson says:
"Less than one-in-five parliamentarians in the world today are women. It is a worrying statistic at this point of human development and impossible to justify. The political will to change this is simply lacking in most cases."