The Last Two Years Saw Record Wins for Women in Politics Worldwide. How Can Election Rules and Voting Systems Shape Opportunities for Women?

While the U.S. is making slow progress toward political parity, other countries are making more significant gains over time.

This month, RepresentWomen released the Golden Year Analysis, which identified the factors influencing global progress toward gender parity in politics in 2021 and 2022. Of 85 countries that held elections in these years, 43 achieved a “golden year” by electing a record-high number of women to their national legislatures.

While this is certainly cause for celebration, gender-balanced governance remains far from reach for many countries, including the United States.