The Top 5 Countries with the Highest Percentage of Women Ministers in Government

  Country Percentage of Female Ministers
1 Finland 57.9%
2 Norway 55.6%
3 Spain 52.9%
4 Grenada 50.0%
5 Sweden 47.6%
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  1. The world average of women ministers in 2008 is 14.5%.
  2. World regional averages in 2008 are as follows: The Americas: 22.9%, Europe: 22.4%, Africa: 18.3%, Asia/Pacific: 9.1%, Middle East: 7.1%
  3. The 13 countries that have no female ministers in parliament as of March 31st 2008 are as follows: Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burma, Libya, Monaco, Nauru, North Korea, Palau, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, and Tuvalu.
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Sources:  Inter-Parliamentary Union, 2008. Women in National Parliaments.

List Notes: Data is accurate as of March 31st, 2008.
Countries with the Highest Percentage of Women Ministers in Government

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