The proportion of women representatives in the world’s national parliaments stood at 24.2% at the end of 2019, including both upper and lower chambers. This visualization shows how far there is still to go to reach equality.

Proportion of women in national parliaments over time, 1945 to 2019

Visualization type: stacked bar chart

Data source: Inter-Parliamentary Union, CSV, 1.7 MB

Technical notes: generated using ggplot2; code

See also: Change in the gender composition of the Rwandan parliament in Fundamentals of Data Visualization by Claus O. Wilke