Studies show that countries with more women in government have healthier populations

US Democratic congresswomenLeah Millis/Reuters

The more women in government, the healthier a population.
As a result, female lawmakers substantively advance women’s rights in areas such as pay equity, violence against women, health care, and family policy.
Studies also suggest that women in government tend to work in more collaborative and bipartisan ways than their male counterparts.

In November 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formed the first gender-balanced cabinet in Canadian history. In announcing his cabinet, he ensured that half of his closest advisers (15 out of a total of 30) were women.

Canada’s gender-equal cabinet vaulted the country from 20th to fifth place in the world in terms of percentage of women in ministerial positions.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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