E.6
Proportion of seats held by women in (a) national parliaments and (b) local governments (SDG indicator 5.5.1).

Definition:

The proportion of seats held by women in (a) national parliaments, currently as at 1 February of reporting year, is currently measured as the number of seats held by women members in single or lower chambers of national parliaments, expressed as a percentage of all occupied seats (see metadata).

Notes:

For methodology on local governments, see Gender Equality Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean of ECLAC:

  • http://oig.cepal.org/en.
  • http://interwp.cepal.org/sisgen/SisGen_MuestraFicha_puntual.asp?id_aplicacion=17&id_estudio=223&indicador=1708&idioma=e.

Some methodological issues on the measurement of the indicator are discussed in a preliminary version of the March 2016 metadata. Further information at:

  • https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/files/metadata-compilation/Metadata-Goal-5.pdf.

Complete metadata are available at:

  • https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/metadata/files/Metadata-05-05-01a.pdf.
  • http://unstats.un.org/sdgs/metadata/.
Type
Quantitative
Priority Measures
SDG
Topic
E. Gender equality