Women in Numbers

By Yap Jo-Yee

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Women in Parliament and Administration AS A SIGNATORY of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), Malaysia has pledged to raise women’s representation in its politics. However, as of 2019, women᾽s participation in parliament and administration stood between 14.8% and 18%, far below the 30% benchmark (Figure 1). Although these figures are one of the lowest in the Southeast Asian region, it should be noted that significant improvements had been made in...

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Yap Jo-Yee

is a research analyst at Penang Institute whose interests range from development issues to behavioural economics. Her latest goal is to use ggplot2 without Google’s help.