With Theresa May taking the prime minister’s office in the UK and Hillary Clinton now the first woman to be nominated by a major political party in a US presidential election, some are celebrating the fact women could possibly be leading two of the world’s most powerful countries.

A look at the larger picture, however, still presents a grim reality for gender equality in politics. Countries such as the US lag behind in the number of women leaders and politicians, while others, such as Rwanda and Argentina, are leading the way in gender parity with the help of quotas.

In this week’s Reality Check, Mehdi Hasan makes the case for why gender quotas are needed to make the world a better and safer place.

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Source: Al Jazeera