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Guyana Has Caribbean’s Most Female Parliamentarians: UN Report

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - November 5, 2011

Above, from left: Guyanese MPs Amna Ally, Judith David-Blair and Deborah Backer

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Approximately 30 percent of Guyanese parliamentarians are women, the highest rate of female political involvement in CARICOM, according to data from the United Nations Human Development Report.

Guyana is followed by Trinidad, whose parliament has 27.4 percent female members, and Grenada, which is third at 21.4 percent.

Haiti has the fewest female parliamentarians in the Caribbean, with 4.2 percent of its parliament.

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