Women Parliamentarians By Region


by Kaitlin Senk on Jun 21, 2013 | Views: 25 | Score: 0
% of Women in Parliament
Pacific12.7
Arab States15.7
Asia19
Sub-Saharan Africa21.2
Europe (excluding Nordic countries22.4
Americas24.4
Nordic42
% of Women in Single House or Lower Houses
Sources: ipu.org
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Kaitlin Senk
Kaitlin Senk on Jun 21, 2013 2:42 PM said:

The gender quotas in place in most Nordic countries account for the higher % of women parliamentarians in this region. Regions with lower percentages of women parliamentarians tend to have cultures that are more oppressive towards women.