Women’s Power Index

Find out where women around the world wield political power—and why it matters.

Authored by: Rachel B. Vogelstein and Alexandra Bro

Categories: The Field of Women, Peace and Security
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation
Country: USA
Year: 2020
Citation: Rachel B. Vogelstein, and Alexandra Bro. “Women’s Power Index.” Women and Foreign Policy Program. Washington, DC: The Council on Foreign Relations, January 30, 2020.

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Created by CFR’s Women and Foreign Policy program, the Women’s Power Index ranks 193 UN member states on their progress toward gender parity in political participation. It analyzes the proportion of women who serve as heads of state or government, in cabinets, in national legislatures, as candidates for national legislatures, and in local government bodies, and visualizes the gender gap in political representation.