Women in Political Office

Women in political power? The chart below provided by statista on the basis of World Bank data shows the proportion of seats held by women in national legislatures in 2017. Rwanda is leading this ranking with 61% compared with India 12%, Australia 29% and France 39%. It has three times as many women in government as the United States and nearly twice as many as Germany. A long way to go for a better gender balance in the parliaments in most countries around the world.


statista reference link

A more detailed analysis of women leadership and female political participation can be found here:

Facts and figures: Leadership and political participation 

Women in Politics 2017 Map

Women who rule the world

Klaus F. Zimmermann (GLO & UNU – MERIT): “A long way to go for a better gender balance in politics!”


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