Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments remained unchanged in Gabon in 2018

Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments (%)
Labour | Gabon | May 18, 2019
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Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments reached 17.1 % in 2018 in Gabon. This is the same as in the previous year.

Historically, Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments in Gabon reached an all time high of 17.1 % in 2017 and an all time low of 8.30 % in 1997. When compared to Gabon's main peers, Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments in Angola amounted to 30.5 %, 31.1 % in Cameroon, 11.3 % in Congo and 20.0 % in Equatorial Guinea in 2018.

Gabon has been ranked 115th within the group of 172 countries we follow in terms of Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments, 33 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

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

Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Angola % 34.1% 34.1% 36.8% 36.8% 36.8%
Botswana % 7.90% 7.90% 9.50% 9.50% 9.50%
Cameroon % 13.9% 31.1% 31.1% 31.1% 31.1%
Central African Republic % 12.5% ... ... ... 7.20%
Chad % 14.9% 14.9% 14.9% 14.9% 14.9%
Congo % 7.40% 7.40% 7.40% 7.40% 7.40%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % ... 8.90% 8.90% 10.6% 8.90% 8.90%
Equatorial Guinea % 10.0% 12.1% 24.0% 24.0% 24.0%
Gabon % 15.8% 15.8% 15.0% 14.2% 14.2%
Namibia % 24.4% 24.4% ... 41.3% 41.3%
Nigeria % 6.70% 6.70% 6.70% 5.60% 5.60%
Zambia % 11.5% 11.5% 10.8% 12.7% 18.0%