Inter-Parliamentary Union

Institution

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) is the international organisation of parliaments of sovereign states, with more than 140 national parliaments as members. It was established in 1889, and works for peace and cooperation among peoples and for the firm establishment of representative democracy. Situated in Geneva, Switzerland, it is financed primarily by its members out of public funds.

Dataset

Women in National Parliaments

Women in National Parliaments

Website

Inter-Parliamentary Union

Format

On-screen tables

Timespan

1997-present

Coverage

188 countries

Last reviewed

24/11/11

Data types and sources

Data from administrative records collected by the IPU from national parliaments.

Data download

Women in National Parliaments

Topics

The dataset consists of eight variables that list the current number of female representatives in national parliaments around the world.

Geographical coverage

The dataset covers 188 countries.

Time coverage and updates

First data are from 1997. The data is updated 6-12 times a year.

Documentation

No documentation is provided.

Access conditions and cost

Available free of charge.

Access procedures

Predefined tables in three categories: world and regional averages, comparative data by country, and regional parliamentary assemblies.

Data formats

On-screen tables.

Comparability and data quality

Not examined.