Progress to close the gender gap in politics has been glacial. At their global summit, female politicians from around the world are demanding faster action

In July, the leaders of the G20 nations gathered for a group photo as they kicked off their summit meeting in Germany. Of the 36 people in the picture, how many were women? Just four: Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany, Theresa May, prime minister of the UK, Erna Solberg, prime minister of Norway, and Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund.

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