Sustainable Development Goals
INDICATOR 5.5.1 Proportion of seats held by women in (a) national parliaments and (b) local governments
Proportion of elected seats held by women in deliberative bodies of local government (%) SG_GEN_LOCGELS
Definition Indicator 5.5.1(b) measures the proportion of positions held by women in local government.It is expressed as a percentage of elected positions held by women in legislative/ deliberative bodies of local government.
Unit of measurement Percentage
Methodology
The method of computation is as follows:

Indicator 5.5.1(b) = ((Number of seats held by women) × 100) / (Total number of seats held by women and men)

Unit: %
Sources
SDG
United Nations Global SDG Database
Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
SDG
United Nations Global SDG Database
UN Women
Dimensions and
disaggregations
Sex
Female
Reporting Type
Global
Country
Antigua and BarbudaBelizeBolivia (Plurinational State of)BrazilChile
ColombiaCosta RicaCubaEcuadorEl Salvador
GuatemalaHondurasJamaicaMexicoPanama
ParaguayPeruDominican RepublicSurinameUruguay
Latin America and the Caribbean
Years
2016201720182019
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