Women in Poland
Portrait of a young woman from Poland.
|Gender Inequality Index|
|Rank||26th out of 152|
|Maternal mortality (per 100,000)||5 (2010)|
|Women in parliament||21.8% (2013)|
|Females over 25 with secondary education||79.4% (2012)|
|Women in labour force||55.2% (employment rate Eurostat definition, 2014)|
|Global Gender Gap Index|
|Rank||54th out of 136|
|Women in society|
Notable women in Polish history
The important women in Poland's early history include Swietoslava (sometimes confused as being Sigrid the Haughty or Gunhilda; also known as Storrada), the daughter of Mieszko the First and Dobrawa of Bohemia; Katarzyna Jagiellonka (also known as Catherine Jagiello or Katarrina Jegellonica); Dobrawa herself (wife of Mieszko the First), the daughter of the Duke of Bohemia; Jadwiga (Hedwig), the daughter of a Hungarian king.
- "Table 4: Gender Inequality Index". United Nations Development Programme. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
- "The Global Gender Gap Report 2013" (PDF). World Economic Forum. pp. 12–13.
- "Polish women". polishmarriage.org. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
- "Women in Poland's Early History". Retrieved 2 November 2013.
- Lewis, Jone Johnson. Poland - Women, Encyclopedia of Women's History.
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