It is over a hundred years since the first women were elected to national parliaments, yet women worldwide still hold only 26.4 percent of parliamentary seats (IPU 2022). While progress has been made

in recent years there is still much to be done to ensure women’s voices are heard as much as men when it comes to making the decisions that shape all of our lives. This report follows on from the 2015 report The Female Political Career and aims to understand the experiences and intentions of women in politics in today; it is based on survey responses from women politicians in 66 countries seeking to better understand the motivations and challenges shared by women who decide to pursue a political career.