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Women in parliament, percent, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 181 countries was 25.06 percent. The highest value was in Rwanda: 61.25 percent and the lowest value was in Yemen: 0 percent. The indicator is available from 1997 to 2022. 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, 2022 Global rank Available data
Rwanda 61.25 1 1997 - 2022
Nicaragua 51.65 2 1997 - 2022
New Zealand 50.42 3 1997 - 2022
Mexico 50 4 1997 - 2022
UA Emirates 50 5 1997 - 2022
Iceland 47.62 6 1997 - 2022
Costa Rica 47.37 7 1997 - 2022
South Africa 46.5 8 1997 - 2022
Andorra 46.43 9 1997 - 2022
Sweden 46.42 10 1997 - 2022
Bolivia 46.15 11 1999 - 2022
Finland 45.5 12 1997 - 2022
Norway 44.97 13 1997 - 2022
Argentina 44.75 14 1997 - 2022
Senegal 44.24 15 1997 - 2022
Namibia 44.23 16 1997 - 2022
Denmark 43.58 17 1997 - 2022
Spain 42.98 18 1997 - 2022
Belgium 42.67 19 1997 - 2022
Mozambique 42.4 20 1997 - 2022
North Macedonia 41.67 21 1997 - 2022
Switzerland 41.5 22 1997 - 2022
Ethiopia 41.49 23 1997 - 2022
Austria 40.98 24 1997 - 2022
Netherlands 40.67 25 1997 - 2022
Moldova 40.59 26 1997 - 2022
Belarus 40 27 2001 - 2022
Peru 40 28 1997 - 2022
Slovenia 40 29 1997 - 2022
Cape Verde 38.89 30 1997 - 2022
Ecuador 38.69 31 1997 - 2022
Australia 38.41 32 1997 - 2022
Burundi 38.21 33 1998 - 2022
France 37.26 34 1997 - 2022
Portugal 36.96 35 1997 - 2022
Tanzania 36.86 36 1997 - 2022
Serbia 36.55 37 2006 - 2022
Albania 35.71 38 1999 - 2022
Armenia 35.51 39 1997 - 2022
Chile 35.48 40 1997 - 2022
Guyana 35.38 41 1999 - 2022
Germany 34.92 42 1997 - 2022
UK 34.57 43 1997 - 2022
Dominica 34.38 44 1997 - 2022
Cameroon 33.89 45 1997 - 2022
Uganda 33.81 46 1997 - 2022
Angola 33.64 47 1997 - 2022
Luxembourg 33.33 48 1997 - 2022
Monaco 33.33 49 1997 - 2022
San Marino 33.33 50 1997 - 2022
Uzbekistan 33.33 51 1997 - 2022
Nepal 33.09 52 1997 - 2022
Italy 32.25 53 1997 - 2022
Croatia 31.79 54 1997 - 2022
Grenada 31.25 55 1997 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 31 56 1997 - 2022
Zimbabwe 30.57 57 1997 - 2022
Canada 30.47 58 1997 - 2022
Vietnam 30.26 59 1997 - 2022
Latvia 30 60 1997 - 2022
Guinea 29.63 61 1997 - 2022
Suriname 29.41 62 1997 - 2022
Singapore 29.13 63 1997 - 2022
Colombia 28.88 64 1997 - 2022
Iraq 28.88 65 1997 - 2022
USA 28.7 66 1997 - 2022
Jamaica 28.57 67 1997 - 2022
Mali 28.57 68 1997 - 2022
Lithuania 28.37 69 1997 - 2022
Poland 28.26 70 1997 - 2022
Liechtenstein 28 71 1997 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 27.89 72 1997 - 2022
Malta 27.85 73 1997 - 2022
Egypt 27.58 74 1997 - 2022
El Salvador 27.38 75 1997 - 2022
Kazakhstan 27.36 76 1997 - 2022
Honduras 27.34 77 1998 - 2022
Philippines 27.33 78 1997 - 2022
Montenegro 27.16 79 2006 - 2022
Tajikistan 26.98 80 1997 - 2022
Barbados 26.67 81 1997 - 2022
Lesotho 26.45 82 1997 - 2022
Tunisia 26.27 83 1997 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago 26.19 84 1997 - 2022
Djibouti 26.15 85 1998 - 2022
Niger 25.9 86 1997 - 2022
Chad 25.89 87 1997 - 2022
Turkmenistan 25.86 88 1997 - 2022
Estonia 25.74 89 1997 - 2022
Czechia 25.5 90 1997 - 2022
Uruguay 25.25 91 1997 - 2022
China 24.94 92 1998 - 2022
Bulgaria 24.17 93 1997 - 2022
Morocco 24.05 94 1997 - 2022
Kenya 23.43 95 1997 - 2022
Israel 23.33 96 1997 - 2022
Ireland 23.13 97 1997 - 2022
Malawi 22.92 98 1997 - 2022
Seychelles 22.86 99 1997 - 2022
Panama 22.54 100 1997 - 2022
Laos 21.95 101 1998 - 2022
Indonesia 21.91 102 1997 - 2022
Slovakia 21.33 103 1997 - 2022
Greece 21 104 1997 - 2022
Bangladesh 20.86 105 1997 - 2022
Cambodia 20.8 106 1997 - 2022
Pakistan 20.47 107 1997 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 20.45 108 1997 - 2022
Ukraine 20.33 109 1997 - 2022
Mauritania 20.26 110 1997 - 2022
Bahrain 20 111 2003 - 2022
Mauritius 20 112 1997 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 19.87 113 2003 - 2022
Somalia 19.71 114 2005 - 2022
Fiji 19.61 115 1997 - 2022
Guatemala 19.38 116 1997 - 2022
Romania 19.09 117 1997 - 2022
Georgia 19.05 118 1997 - 2022
Togo 18.68 119 1997 - 2022
South Korea 18.64 120 1997 - 2022
Madagascar 18.54 121 1997 - 2022
Azerbaijan 18.33 122 1997 - 2022
St. Vincent & ... 18.18 123 1997 - 2022
Bahamas 17.95 124 1997 - 2022
Brazil 17.74 125 1997 - 2022
North Korea 17.61 126 1997 - 2022
Paraguay 17.5 127 1997 - 2022
Bhutan 17.39 128 1997 - 2022
Turkey 17.35 129 1997 - 2022
Mongolia 17.11 130 1997 - 2022
Burkina Faso 16.9 131 1997 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 16.67 132 2001 - 2022
Comoros 16.67 133 1997 - 2022
Libya 16.47 134 2005 - 2022
Russia 16.22 135 1997 - 2022
Thailand 15.75 136 1997 - 2022
Gabon 15.38 137 1997 - 2022
Zambia 15.06 138 1997 - 2022
India 14.94 139 1997 - 2022
R. of Congo 14.57 140 1998 - 2022
Ghana 14.55 141 1997 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 14.55 142 1997 - 2022
Cyprus 14.29 143 1997 - 2022
Ivory Coast 14.17 144 1997 - 2022
Hungary 14.07 145 1997 - 2022
G.-Bissau 13.73 146 1997 - 2022
Malaysia 13.57 147 1997 - 2022
Swaziland 13.51 148 1997 - 2022
Samoa 12.96 149 1997 - 2022
C.A. Republic 12.86 150 1997 - 2022
DR Congo 12.8 151 2004 - 2022
Belize 12.5 152 1997 - 2022
Sierra Leone 12.33 153 1999 - 2022
Jordan 12.31 154 1997 - 2022
Syria 11.2 155 1997 - 2022
Ant.& Barb. 11.11 156 1997 - 2022
Botswana 11.11 157 1997 - 2022
Saint Lucia 11.11 158 1997 - 2022
Liberia 10.96 159 2000 - 2022
Japan 9.91 160 1997 - 2022
Brunei 9.09 161 2016 - 2022
Gambia 8.62 162 1997 - 2022
Algeria 8.11 163 1997 - 2022
Solomon Isl. 8 164 1998 - 2022
Benin 7.41 165 1997 - 2022
Micronesia 7.14 166 1997 - 2022
Kiribati 6.67 167 1997 - 2022
Kuwait 6.25 168 1997 - 2022
Lebanon 6.25 169 1997 - 2022
Palau 6.25 170 1997 - 2022
Tuvalu 6.25 171 1997 - 2022
Iran 5.59 172 1997 - 2022
Sri Lanka 5.33 173 1997 - 2022
Maldives 4.6 174 1997 - 2022
Qatar 4.44 175 2006 - 2022
Tonga 3.7 176 1997 - 2022
Nigeria 3.61 177 2000 - 2022
Oman 2.33 178 2004 - 2022
Vanuatu 1.92 179 1999 - 2022
Papua N.G. 1.74 180 1997 - 2022
Yemen 0 181 1998 - 2022



Definition: Women in parliaments are the percentage of parliamentary seats in a single or lower chamber held by women.
61.25
51.65
50.42
50.00
50.00
47.62
47.37
46.50
46.43
46.42
46.15
45.50
44.97
44.75
44.24
44.23
43.58
42.98
42.67
42.40
41.67
41.50
41.49
40.98
40.67
40.59
40.00
40.00
40.00
38.89
38.69
38.41
38.21
37.26
36.96
36.86
36.55
35.71
35.51
35.48
35.38
34.92
34.57
34.38
33.89
33.81
33.64
33.33
33.33
33.33
33.33
33.09
32.25
31.79
31.25
31.00
30.57
30.47
30.26
30.00
29.63
29.41
29.13
28.88
28.88
28.70
28.57
28.57
28.37
28.26
28.00
27.89
27.85
27.58
27.38
27.36
27.34
27.33
27.16
26.98
26.67
26.45
26.27
26.19
26.15
25.90
25.89
25.86
25.74
25.50
25.25
24.94
24.17
24.05
23.43
23.33
23.13
22.92
22.86
22.54
21.95
21.91
21.33
21.00
20.86
20.80
20.47
20.45
20.33
20.26
20.00
20.00
19.87
19.71
19.61
19.38
19.09
19.05
18.68
18.64
18.54
18.33
18.18
17.95
17.74
17.61
17.50
17.39
17.35
17.11
16.90
16.67
16.67
16.47
16.22
15.75
15.38
15.06
14.94
14.57
14.55
14.55
14.29
14.17
14.07
13.73
13.57
13.51
12.96
12.86
12.80
12.50
12.33
12.31
11.20
11.11
11.11
11.11
10.96
9.91
9.09
8.62
8.11
8.00
7.41
7.14
6.67
6.25
6.25
6.25
6.25
5.59
5.33
4.60
4.44
3.70
3.61
2.33
1.92
1.74
0.00
0
15.3
30.6
45.9
61.25
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