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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Government > Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

DEFINITION: Women in parliaments are the percentage of parliamentary seats in a single or lower chamber occupied by women.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Rwanda 48.8% 2006
2 Mozambique 34.8% 2006
3 South Africa 32.8% 2006
4 Burundi 30.5% 2006
5 Tanzania 30.4% 2006
6 Uganda 29.8% 2006
7 Seychelles 29.4% 2006
8 Namibia 26.9% 2006
9 Eritrea 22% 2006
10 Ethiopia 21.9% 2006
11 Guinea 19.3% 2006
12 Senegal 19.2% 2006
13 Equatorial Guinea 18% 2006
14 Mauritius 17.1% 2006
15 Zimbabwe 16% 2006
16 Cape Verde 15.3% 2006
17 Angola 15% 2006
18 Sudan 14.7% 2006
19 Zambia 14.6% 2006
20 Sierra Leone 14.5% 2006
21 Guinea-Bissau 14% 2006
22 Malawi 13.6% 2006
23 The Gambia 13.2% 2006
24 Liberia 12.5% 2006
25 Niger 12.4% 2006
=26 Lesotho 11.7% 2006
=26 Burkina Faso 11.7% 2006
28 Botswana 11.1% 2006
29 Ghana 10.9% 2006
=30 Djibouti 10.8% 2006
=30 Swaziland 10.8% 2006
32 Central African Republic 10.5% 2006
33 Mali 10.2% 2006
34 Gabon 9.2% 2006
35 Cameroon 8.9% 2006
36 Togo 8.6% 2006
37 Cote d'Ivoire 8.5% 2006
38 Democratic Republic of the Congo 8.4% 2006
39 Somalia 7.8% 2006
=40 Sao Tome and Principe 7.3% 2006
=40 Kenya 7.3% 2006
42 Benin 7.2% 2006
43 Madagascar 6.9% 2006
44 Chad 6.5% 2006
45 Nigeria 6.4% 2006
46 Mauritania 4% 2004
47 Comoros 3% 2006

Citation

Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Government > Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

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Interesting observations about Government > Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

  • Costa Rica ranked first for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst Hot countries in 2006.
  • Rwanda ranked first for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst Christian countries in 2006.
  • Sweden ranked first for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst Europe in 2006.
  • Afghanistan ranked first for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst Muslim countries in 2006.
  • Netherlands ranked first for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2006.
  • New Zealand ranked first for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst Former British colonies in 2006.
  • Norway ranked first for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst NATO countries in 2006.
  • Argentina ranked first for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst Emerging markets in 2006.
  • Spain ranked second for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst Catholic countries in 2006.
  • Finland ranked second for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst European Union in 2006.
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