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Global Snapshot: Women's Presence in National Parliaments

Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)World Bank
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Proportion of Seats Held by Women in National Parliaments (%)



The viz illustrates the proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments across various countries. Key observations include:

  • Nordic countries, such as Sweden (46%), Finland (46%), and Norway (45%), demonstrate high levels of women's political representation.
  • Countries like Saudi Arabia (20%), India (15%), and Yemen (0%) have lower proportions of women in their national parliaments.
  • Some countries show notable progress, with Rwanda leading at 61%, followed by Bolivia (46%) and Mexico (50%).