Women in parliament in 2021: The year in review

Report / White Paper

March 7, 2022

Women in parliament in 2021: The year in review


Mexico made history by reaching gender parity in parliament for the first time in 2021. © Eyepix/NurPhoto via AFP

The world walked into 2021 with the shadow of COVID-19 looming large over its head. As well as posing a major health risk, the pandemic had also caused economic and social upheaval. Political life had been affected too, from the challenge of holding elections safely to ensuring the smooth working of parliaments. Though many of these difficulties endured in 2021, and in some cases were compounded, there were fewer delays1 in elections when compared with the previous year.

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Inter-parliamentary Union
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Inter-Parliamentary Union