Dataset Details

Seats held by women in national parliaments and governments (source: EIGE)

The indicator measures the proportion of women in national parliaments and national governments. The national parliament is the national legislative assembly and the indicator refers to both chambers (lower house and an upper house, where relevant). The count of members of a parliament includes the president/speaker/leader of the parliament. The national government is the executive body with authority to govern a country or a state. Members of government include both senior ministers (having a seat in the cabinet or council of ministers, including the prime minister) and junior ministers (not having a seat in the cabinet). In some countries state-secretaries (or the national equivalent) are considered as junior ministers within the government (with no seat in the cabinet) but in other countries they are not considered as members of the government. The data stem from the Gender Statistics Database of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE).

Additional information

Code: sdg_05_50
Last update: 06/01/23
Oldest data: 2003
Most recent data: 2022
Number of values: 1427
Themes: General and regional statistics