Female members of parliament

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TREND ASSESSMENT: Female members of parliament - Belgium

percentage of members in national and regional parliaments

 20032005201020152016202020252030
observations29.632.839.540.741.0------
trend and extrapolation30.632.437.441.642.444.946.948.2
objective 203050.050.050.050.050.050.050.050.0

European Institute for Gender Equality (2017), Gender Statistics Database, Women and men in decision making, http://eige.europa.eu/ (consulted on 20/11/2017) & calculations FPB.

Female members of parliament

percentage of members in national and regional parliaments

 2003200520102011201220132014201520162016//20032016//2011
Belgium29.632.839.539.739.240.341.340.741.02.50.6
EU-2823.527.128.429.229.630.230.631.331.52.31.6
//: average growth rates

European Institute for Gender Equality (2017), Gender Statistics Database, Women and men in decision making, http://eige.europa.eu/ (consulted on 20/11/2017).

This text is based on the Statistical Annex of the Voluntary National Review of Belgium (VNR) presented to the July 2017 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

VNR Indicator: Female members of parliament, percentage of members in national and regional parliaments

Definition: proportion of women in the national parliament (single/lower house) and the regional assemblies.

Objective: the percentage of female members in the parliament should increase to 50% in 2030.

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

UNSTAT Indicator 5.5.1: Proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments and local governments