Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments rose to 34.3% in Uganda in 2017

Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments (%)
Labour | Uganda | February 1, 2019
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Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments reached 34.3 % in 2017 in Uganda. This is 2.39 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments in Uganda reached an all time high of 35.0 % in 2011 and an all time low of 12.2 % in 1990. When compared to Uganda's main peers, Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments in Kenya amounted to 21.8 %, 61.3 % in Rwanda, 28.5 % in South Sudan and 8.90 % in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2017.

Uganda has been ranked 31st within the group of 171 countries we follow in terms of Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments, 13 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%
Burundi % 30.5% 30.5% 30.5% 36.4% 36.4%
Central African Republic % 12.5% ... ... ... 7.20%
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%
Ethiopia % 27.8% 27.8% 27.8% 38.8% 38.8%
Kenya % 9.80% 18.6% 19.1% 19.7% 19.7%
Rwanda % 56.3% 63.8% 63.8% 63.8% 63.8%
Somalia % 13.8% 13.8% 13.8% 13.8% 13.8%
South Sudan % ... 26.5% 26.5% 26.5% 26.5% 28.5%
Sudan % 24.6% 24.6% 24.3% 30.5% 30.5%
Tanzania % ... 36.0% 36.0% 36.0% 36.0% 36.6%
Uganda % 35.0% 35.0% 35.0% 35.0% 33.5%
Zambia % 11.5% 11.5% 10.8% 12.7% 18.0%