Women of the World in Power

Of all the legislators in your home country, what portion of them are women? According to data from the World Development Indicators, although women make up over 50 percent of the world population, as of late 2013 (IPU), the average share of women in legislative positions was only 21.5 percent.

Use the interactive tool below to see how your country compares to the rest of the world. A vertical orange line indicates the year a gender quota law was adopted. Mouse over each country for more info.

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Data for each country gathered from the World Bank's World Development Indicators including the proportion of women in national parliament, female-to-male ratios in primary, secondary, and tertiary education enrollment, and GDP per capita. GDP per capita is in current US dollars. For each category ranking, the most recent year with data available for that country is used. Quota law information primarily gathered from quotaProject and Mona Lena Krook. Data have been interpolated to fit smoothed lines.

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