Female members of parliament

In 2018, 39,8% of elected representatives in the Chamber of Representatives, the Senate and the regional and community parliaments in Belgium were women. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this proportion must be increased to 50%. This objective will be reached by continuing the trend since 2003. The share of female members of parliament is therefore developing favourably.

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Female members of parliament - Belgium - trend assessment

percentage of members in national and regional parliaments

 20032005201020152018202020252030
observations29.632.839.540.739.8------
trend and extrapolation (observations until 2016)30.632.437.441.643.744.946.948.2
objective 203050.050.050.050.050.050.050.050.0

trend and extrapolation take into account observations until 2016

European Institute for Gender Equality (2018), Gender Statistics Database, Women and men in decision making, http://eige.europa.eu/ (consulted on 03/10/2018) & calculations FPB.

Female members of parliament - Belgium and international comparison

percentage of members in national and regional parliaments

 2003200520102013201520182018//20032018//2013
Belgium29.632.839.540.340.739.82.0-0.3
EU2823.527.128.430.231.332.32.11.4
//: Average Growth Rates

European Institute for Gender Equality (2018), Gender Statistics Database, Women and men in decision making, http://eige.europa.eu/ (consulted on 03/10/2018).

UN target: 5.5 - Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.

UN indicator: the selected indicator corresponds to indicator 5.5.1 - Proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments and local governments.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

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