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Women in parliament, percent, 2021 - Country rankings:

The average for 2021 based on 184 countries was 24.64 percent.The highest value was in Rwanda: 61.25 percent and the lowest value was in Papua New Guinea: 0 percent. The indicator is available from 1997 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Women in parliament, 2021 Global rank Available data
Rwanda 61.25 1 1997 - 2021
Nicaragua 50.55 2 1997 - 2021
Mexico 50 3 1997 - 2021
UA Emirates 50 4 1997 - 2021
New Zealand 49.17 5 1997 - 2021
Iceland 47.62 6 1997 - 2021
Sweden 46.99 7 1997 - 2021
Grenada 46.67 8 1997 - 2021
South Africa 46.58 9 1997 - 2021
Andorra 46.43 10 1997 - 2021
Bolivia 46.15 11 1999 - 2021
Finland 46 12 1997 - 2021
Costa Rica 45.61 13 1997 - 2021
Norway 44.97 14 1997 - 2021
Argentina 44.75 15 1997 - 2021
Namibia 44.23 16 1997 - 2021
Spain 43.43 17 1997 - 2021
Senegal 43.03 18 1997 - 2021
Ethiopia 42.59 19 1997 - 2021
Switzerland 42.5 20 1997 - 2021
Mozambique 42.4 21 1997 - 2021
Belgium 42 22 1997 - 2021
North Macedonia 41.67 23 1997 - 2021
Austria 40.44 24 1997 - 2021
Belarus 40 25 2001 - 2021
Peru 40 26 1997 - 2021
Portugal 40 27 1997 - 2021
Denmark 39.66 28 1997 - 2021
Moldova 39.6 29 1997 - 2021
France 39.51 30 1997 - 2021
Ecuador 39.42 31 1997 - 2021
Netherlands 39.33 32 1997 - 2021
Serbia 39.2 33 2006 - 2021
Cape Verde 38.89 34 1997 - 2021
Burundi 38.21 35 1998 - 2021
Tanzania 36.86 36 1997 - 2021
Albania 35.71 37 1999 - 2021
Guyana 35.71 38 1999 - 2021
Italy 35.71 39 1997 - 2021
Chile 35.48 40 1997 - 2021
Luxembourg 35 41 1997 - 2021
Germany 34.92 42 1997 - 2021
Euro area 34.6 43 1997 - 2021
Dominica 34.38 44 1997 - 2021
UK 34.26 45 1997 - 2021
Cameroon 33.89 46 1997 - 2021
Uganda 33.81 47 1997 - 2021
Armenia 33.64 48 1997 - 2021
Monaco 33.33 49 1997 - 2021
San Marino 33.33 50 1997 - 2021
Nepal 32.73 51 1997 - 2021
Uzbekistan 32.65 52 1997 - 2021
Chad 32.26 53 1997 - 2021
Zimbabwe 31.85 54 1997 - 2021
Australia 31.13 55 1997 - 2021
Croatia 31.13 56 1997 - 2021
Canada 30.47 57 1997 - 2021
Vietnam 30.26 58 1997 - 2021
Singapore 29.81 59 1997 - 2021
Angola 29.55 60 1997 - 2021
Suriname 29.41 61 1997 - 2021
Latvia 29 62 1997 - 2021
Iraq 28.88 63 1997 - 2021
Jamaica 28.57 64 1997 - 2021
Israel 28.33 65 1997 - 2021
Poland 28.32 66 1997 - 2021
Liechtenstein 28 67 1997 - 2021
Philippines 27.96 68 1997 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 27.89 69 1997 - 2021
Egypt 27.7 70 1997 - 2021
Lithuania 27.66 71 1997 - 2021
USA 27.65 72 1997 - 2021
El Salvador 27.38 73 1997 - 2021
Honduras 27.34 74 1998 - 2021
Mali 27.27 75 1997 - 2021
Kazakhstan 27.1 76 1997 - 2021
Afghanistan 27.02 77 2005 - 2021
Slovenia 26.67 78 1997 - 2021
Tunisia 26.27 79 1997 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 26.19 80 2001 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 26.19 81 1997 - 2021
Djibouti 26.15 82 1998 - 2021
Niger 25.9 83 1997 - 2021
Estonia 25.74 84 1997 - 2021
Czechia 25 85 1997 - 2021
Turkmenistan 25 86 1997 - 2021
China 24.94 87 1998 - 2021
Montenegro 24.69 88 2006 - 2021
Somalia 24.36 89 2005 - 2021
Uruguay 24.24 90 1997 - 2021
Tajikistan 23.81 91 1997 - 2021
Bulgaria 23.75 92 1997 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 23.64 93 1997 - 2021
Lesotho 23.33 94 1997 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 23 95 1997 - 2021
Malawi 22.92 96 1997 - 2021
Seychelles 22.86 97 1997 - 2021
Morocco 22.78 98 1997 - 2021
Slovakia 22.67 99 1997 - 2021
Panama 22.54 100 1997 - 2021
Ireland 22.5 101 1997 - 2021
Venezuela 22.16 102 1997 - 2021
Laos 21.95 103 1998 - 2021
Greece 21.67 104 1997 - 2021
Kenya 21.61 105 1997 - 2021
Cambodia 21.6 106 1997 - 2021
Fiji 21.57 107 1997 - 2021
Indonesia 21.04 108 1997 - 2021
Bangladesh 20.86 109 1997 - 2021
Ukraine 20.8 110 1997 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 20.45 111 1997 - 2021
Mauritania 20.26 112 1997 - 2021
Pakistan 20.18 113 1997 - 2021
Barbados 20 114 1997 - 2021
Mauritius 20 115 1997 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 19.87 116 2003 - 2021
Guatemala 19.38 117 1997 - 2021
Georgia 19.33 118 1997 - 2021
South Korea 19 119 1997 - 2021
Colombia 18.82 120 1997 - 2021
Togo 18.68 121 1997 - 2021
Romania 18.54 122 1997 - 2021
Azerbaijan 18.18 123 1997 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 18.18 124 1997 - 2021
Bahamas 17.95 125 1997 - 2021
Madagascar 17.88 126 1997 - 2021
North Korea 17.61 127 1997 - 2021
Turkey 17.33 128 1997 - 2021
Mongolia 17.11 129 1997 - 2021
Bhutan 17.02 130 1997 - 2021
Comoros 16.67 131 1997 - 2021
Paraguay 16.25 132 1997 - 2021
Russia 16.22 133 1997 - 2021
Gabon 16.2 134 1997 - 2021
Libya 15.96 135 2005 - 2021
Thailand 15.75 136 1997 - 2021
Burma 15.29 137 2010 - 2021
Brazil 15.2 138 1997 - 2021
Zambia 15.06 139 1997 - 2021
Bahrain 15 140 2003 - 2021
Malaysia 14.86 141 1997 - 2021
Ghana 14.55 142 1997 - 2021
India 14.44 143 1997 - 2021
Cyprus 14.29 144 1997 - 2021
Ivory Coast 14.17 145 1997 - 2021
G.-Bissau 13.73 146 1997 - 2021
Malta 13.43 147 1997 - 2021
Hungary 13.07 148 1997 - 2021
C.A. Republic 12.86 149 1997 - 2021
DR Congo 12.8 150 2004 - 2021
Belize 12.5 151 1997 - 2021
Sierra Leone 12.33 152 1999 - 2021
Jordan 11.54 153 1997 - 2021
R. of Congo 11.26 154 1998 - 2021
Syria 11.2 155 1997 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 11.11 156 1997 - 2021
Saint Lucia 11.11 157 1997 - 2021
Liberia 10.96 158 2000 - 2021
Botswana 10.77 159 1997 - 2021
Japan 9.68 160 1997 - 2021
Swaziland 9.59 161 1997 - 2021
Brunei 9.09 162 2016 - 2021
Gambia 8.62 163 1997 - 2021
Benin 8.43 164 1997 - 2021
Algeria 8.11 165 1997 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 8 166 1998 - 2021
Samoa 7.84 167 1997 - 2021
Micronesia 7.14 168 1997 - 2021
Kiribati 6.67 169 1997 - 2021
Burkina Faso 6.3 170 1997 - 2021
Palau 6.25 171 1997 - 2021
Tuvalu 6.25 172 1997 - 2021
Iran 5.59 173 1997 - 2021
Sri Lanka 5.38 174 1997 - 2021
Lebanon 4.69 175 1997 - 2021
Maldives 4.6 176 1997 - 2021
Qatar 4.44 177 2006 - 2021
Nigeria 3.61 178 2000 - 2021
Oman 2.33 179 2004 - 2021
Kuwait 1.54 180 1997 - 2021
Papua N.G. 0 181 1997 - 2021
Tonga 0 182 1997 - 2021
Vanuatu 0 183 1999 - 2021
Yemen 0 184 1998 - 2021


Definition: Women in parliaments are the percentage of parliamentary seats in a single or lower chamber held by women.
61.25
50.55
50.00
50.00
49.17
47.62
46.99
46.67
46.58
46.43
46.15
46.00
45.61
44.97
44.75
44.23
43.43
43.03
42.59
42.50
42.40
42.00
41.67
40.44
40.00
40.00
40.00
39.66
39.60
39.51
39.42
39.33
39.20
38.89
38.21
36.86
35.71
35.71
35.71
35.48
35.00
34.92
34.60
34.38
34.26
33.89
33.81
33.64
33.33
33.33
32.73
32.65
32.26
31.85
31.13
31.13
30.47
30.26
29.81
29.55
29.41
29.00
28.88
28.57
28.33
28.32
28.00
27.96
27.89
27.70
27.66
27.65
27.38
27.34
27.27
27.10
27.02
26.67
26.27
26.19
26.19
26.15
25.90
25.74
25.00
25.00
24.94
24.69
24.36
24.24
23.81
23.75
23.64
23.33
23.00
22.92
22.86
22.78
22.67
22.54
22.50
22.16
21.95
21.67
21.61
21.60
21.57
21.04
20.86
20.80
20.45
20.26
20.18
20.00
20.00
19.87
19.38
19.33
19.00
18.82
18.68
18.54
18.18
18.18
17.95
17.88
17.61
17.33
17.11
17.02
16.67
16.25
16.22
16.20
15.96
15.75
15.29
15.20
15.06
15.00
14.86
14.55
14.44
14.29
14.17
13.73
13.43
13.07
12.86
12.80
12.50
12.33
11.54
11.26
11.20
11.11
11.11
10.96
10.77
9.68
9.59
9.09
8.62
8.43
8.11
8.00
7.84
7.14
6.67
6.30
6.25
6.25
5.59
5.38
4.69
4.60
4.44
3.61
2.33
1.54
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0
15.3
30.6
45.9
61.25
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