5.5.1 Women in National Parliaments
Number of women in parliamentary or ministerial positions out of the total number of positions, in a given year for the country.
For 2019, the breakdown is as follows:
- National Parliaments – 33.3%
- Lower House – 38.7%
- Senate – 29.3%
- Local Governments – 36.7%
Elections and Boundaries Commission Trinidad and Tobago.
5.5.1 Women in National Parliaments in the Sustainable Development Goals
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5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment under the Millennium Development Goals (including equal access to primary education between girls and boys), women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world.
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.
Related 5.5.1 Women in National Parliaments Targets
Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family as nationally appropriate