Yesterday was International Women’s Day. In honor, here are a couple of graphics demonstrating women’s political representation worldwide. On average, women account for a little over 22% of the lower chamber of or unicameral legislatures worldwide.
Literature on women’s representation suggests that a 30% critical mass may be necessary for women to achieve an equal footing as their male colleagues in parliament session. 41 countries have achieved this critical mass. Five countries currently have no women in the lower chamber (or single chamber) – Micronesia, Palau, Qatar, Tonga, and Vanuatu.