Jan. 15, 2015 Weekly Graphs
With 48 % female cabinet members after the national elections in 2014, Bolivia is now among the three countries in the world with the largest female representation in the cabinet. To track Bolivia’s progress over time and to compare it to other countries in the region, the V-Dem Online Graphing tool can be used. As evident in the graph below, Bolivia stands out compared to other South American countries in terms of women in the cabinet. Most of the other countries have also experienced increases in recent decades but in some of them, such as Argentina and Peru, female representation in government has declined after upward trends.