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Women in Congress

According to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, women comprised 26.1% of parliaments worldwide by January 1, 2022. The beads of this necklace show the percentage evolution from 1995 to the present with the change in the hue of yellow.

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According to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the global proportion of women parliamentarians was 26.1% by January 1, 2022, i.e., about a quarter.

The global average of women in national parliaments in 1995 was 11.3%, which has increased by 14.8% over the past 27 years.

The Americas is the continent with the highest representation, corresponding to 33.8%. In this, Cuba, Nicaragua and Mexico achieve parity or a higher proportion of women in lower or single chambers.

With parity in parliaments, political participation is expected to represent the population.

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