It is true that in most parts of the world, presidents as well as ministers are male. But there are some countries in which females are prime ministers or presidents. When it comes to leadership positions, a lot of countries hold themselves on high moral for equality for women hence creating that high gap (which explains the reason why women are highly underrepresented.
For countries like the United States for instance, only 20% of the U.S. congress is made up of women, this is quite shocking considering the fact that 51% of the U.S. population are females.
Below are 7 amazing female politicians that you should know about;
#1. Sheikh Hasina
Hasina is the current prime minister of Bangladesh and she has been in office since 2009.
#2. Aminata Touré
Aminata was the second female Prime Minister of Senegal. Her time in office was from September 2013 to July 2014.
#3. Benazir Bhutto
Benazir was the first female leader of a Muslim Majority country. Between the year 1988-1990 and 1990-1993 she was the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
#4. Khaled Zia
Khaled was the prime minister of Bangladesh from 1991-1996 and 2001-2006. At her time of office, she was the first woman in Bangladesh to serve as a prime minister.
#5. Tansu Çiller
Tasu was born in Istanbul in 1946. She was the Prime Minister of Turkey between 1993-1996.
#6. Megawati Sukarnoputri
Megawati was the President of Indonesia from 2001-2004. She is also the current leader of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle.
#7. Atifete Jahjaga
Atifete is the current President of Kosovo.
These are just few women out there in the world that are breaking stereotyping.
Muslimic celebrates them!