Women in politics around the world

Charts compare the representation of women in elected national parliaments around the world.

Representation of women in elected national parliaments

Canada ranks 47th in the world in terms of female representation in national parliaments. The charts below compare Canada's representation of women in national legislatures to other selected countries — and to a selection of countries with upper houses or senates — as of Oct. 31, 2012.

Source: Inter-Parliamentary Union