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Source: Congressional Research Service
Published: February 2021
Women in Legislatures Globally
Women and girls make up half of the world’s population; however, in most countries, women are underrepresented in the political process at the national level. Women make up 25.4% of legislative seats around the world, an increase from 19.1% ten years ago.
As of December 1, 2020, women held 50% or more of the legislative seats in three countries: Rwanda, Cuba, and the United Arab Emirates.
Worldwide % of Women in Total Legislative Seats: