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North America
** Power **

  1. Women elected Heads of State in the 20th century (December 31, 1994) 
    • North America: 0
    • World: 9
      Sources: United Nations

       
  2. Women elected Heads of governments in the 20th century (December 1994) 
    • North America: 1
      Canada : Kim Campbell 1993-1994
    • World : 15
      Sources: United Nations

       
  3. Countries where more than 15 % of the ministers or members of the government are women (1994)
    • North America: Canada
      Sources: United Nations

       
  4. Countries where there are no women among the ministers or the members of the government (1994) 
    • North America: 0
      Sources: United Nations

       
  5. Percentage of women holding a management position in the public administration, by sector (1994) 
    • North America : ...
      Sources: Worldwide Government Directory, 1994
  6. Average percentage of women in parliamentary assemblies (1987 & 1994) 
    • North America: 13 % (1987) ; 17 % (1994)
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)

       
  7. General women's representation among directors and senior managers (1980 & 1990) 
    • North America: 17 % (1980) ; 32,5 % (1990)
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)

       
  8. Countries where more than 25 % of directors and senior managers are women 
    • North America: Canada (41%), United States (40%)
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)

       
  9. Percentage of seats occupied by women within legislative bodies (1994) 
    • CANADA: 18 %
    • UNITED STATES: 11 %
      Sources: United Nations
       
  10. States which did not ratify the UN Convention for the elimination of all sorts of discrimination against women (October 1994) 
    • 0

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