Map shows % of parliamentary seats held by women in the Lower House of national parliaments as at Jan 1st 2017
• Proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments in Lower House (%): 23.4%
• Proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments in Upper House or Senate: 22.9%
• Overall representation across both houses worldwide: 23.3%
Total number of politicians across both houses worldwide (men & women): 46,125
National parliaments can be bicameral (two houses) or unicameral (single house). This map shows representation by women in the single chamber in unicameral parliaments and the lower house in bicameral parliaments.
It does not cover the upper chamber of those countries with bicameral parliaments.