Gender Equality

CountryChamberStructure of parliamentChamber typeNameThemesort descendingNumber of chairsChair(s) aged 45 or belowSex of chair(s)
AfghanistanHouse of the PeopleBicameralLower chamberCommittee of Women Affairs, Human Rights and Civil Society Gender equality1
AfghanistanHouse of EldersBicameralUpper chamberCommission on Women's Affairs and Civil Society Gender equality1
AlbaniaParliamentUnicameral Subcommittee on Gender Equality and Prevention of Violence against WomenGender equality1
AlgeriaNational People's AssemblyBicameralLower chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
AlgeriaCouncil of the NationBicameralUpper chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
AndorraGeneral CouncilUnicameralLegislative Commission for Social Affairs and Equality Gender equality1
AngolaNational AssemblyUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
Antigua and BarbudaHouse of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
Antigua and BarbudaSenateBicameralUpper chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
ArgentinaChamber of DeputiesBicameralLower chamberFamily, Women, Childhood and Adolescence CommissionGender equality1
ArgentinaSenateBicameralUpper chamberCommission on Population and Human Development Gender equality1
ArgentinaSenateBicameralUpper chamberWomen's Banking Commission Gender equality1
ArmeniaNational AssemblyUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
AustraliaHouse of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
AustraliaSenateBicameralUpper chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
AustriaNational CouncilBicameralLower chamberCommittee for Equal Treatment AffairsGender equality1
AustriaFederal CouncilBicameralUpper chamberCommittee for Equal Treatment AffairsGender equality1
AzerbaijanNational AssemblyUnicameralCommittee on Family, Women and Children AffairsGender equality1
BahrainShura CouncilBicameralUpper chamberWoman and Child Committee Gender equality1
BahrainCouncil of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamberThe Parliamentary Standing Committee on Women and ChildrenGender equality1
BangladeshParliamentUnicameralStanding Committee on Ministry of Women and Children AffairsGender equality1
BelarusHouse of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
BelarusCouncil of the RepublicBicameralUpper chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
BelgiumHouse of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamberAdvisory Committee for Social EmancipationGender equality1
BelgiumSenateBicameralUpper chamberCommission on Cross-cutting issues - Community CompetencesGender equality1
BelizeHouse of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
BhutanNational AssemblyBicameralLower chamberWomen, Children, and Youth CommitteeGender equality1
BhutanNational CouncilBicameralUpper chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)Chamber of DeputiesBicameralLower chamberGender Rights CommitteeGender equality-
Bosnia and HerzegovinaHouse of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamberCommittee on Gender Equality Gender equality1
Bosnia and HerzegovinaHouse of PeoplesBicameralUpper chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
BotswanaNational AssemblyUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
BrazilChamber of DeputiesBicameralLower chamberJoint Committee for Violence Against WomenGender equality1
BrazilChamber of DeputiesBicameralLower chamberWomen's SecreteriatGender equality1
BrazilChamber of DeputiesBicameralLower chamberWomen´s Rights Committee Gender equality1
BrazilFederal SenateBicameralUpper chamberJoint Committee for Violence Against WomenGender equality1
BrazilFederal SenateBicameralUpper chamberWomen's Special Prosecutor’s OfficeGender equality1
BulgariaNational AssemblyUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
BurundiSenateBicameralUpper chamberStanding Committee on Gender Issues and Relations with the Legislative Assembly of the East African CommunityGender equality1
Cabo VerdeNational AssemblyUnicameral Committee on Education, Culture, Health, Youth, Sport, and Social QuestionsGender equality1
CambodiaSenateBicameralUpper chamberCommission on Health, Social Affairs, Youth Rehabilitation, Labour, Vocational Training and Women AffairsGender equality1
CambodiaNational AssemblyBicameralLower chamberCommission on Health Care, Social and Veterans' Affairs, Youth Rehabilitation, Labor, Vocational Training and Women's AffairsGender equality1
CanadaHouse of CommonsBicameralLower chamberHouse of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women Gender equality1
CanadaSenateBicameralUpper chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
Central African RepublicNational AssemblyUnicameralCommittee on Population, Gender, Health, Social Affairs, and Humanitarian LawGender equality1
ChadNational AssemblyUnicameralHealth, Social Affairs, Status of Women and Children's Rights CommissionGender equality1
ChileChamber of DeputiesBicameralLower chamberWomen's and Gender Equality CommissionGender equality1
ChileSenateBicameralUpper chamberSpecial Committee responsible for knowing initiatives and processing bills related to women and gender equalityGender equality1
ChileSenateBicameralUpper chamberSpecial Committee responsible for knowing initiatives and processing bills related to women and gender equalityGender equality1
ChinaNational People's CongressUnicameralThe Social Development Affairs CommitteeGender equality1
ColombiaHouse of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamberLegal Commission for Women's EqualityGender equality1
ColombiaSenateBicameralUpper chamberLegal Commission for Women's EqualityGender equality1
CongoNational AssemblyBicameralLower chamberHealth, Social Affairs, Family and Gender Commission Gender equality1
CongoSenateBicameralUpper chamberHealth, Social Affairs, Family and Gender CommissionGender equality1
Costa RicaLegislative AssemblyUnicameral Special Permanent Commission for WomenGender equality1
Côte d'IvoireNational AssemblyBicameralLower chamberCommittee on Social and Cultural AffairsGender equality1
CroatiaCroatian ParliamentUnicameralGender Equality CommitteeGender equality1
CubaNational Assembly of the People's PowerUnicameralCommission on youth, children, and equal rights for women Gender equality1
CyprusHouse of RepresentativesUnicameralHouse Standing Committee on Human Rights and on Equal Opportunities for Men and WomenGender equality1
Czech RepublicSenateBicameralUpper chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
Czech RepublicChamber of DeputiesBicameralLower chamberPermanent Commission on Family Issues, Equal Opportunities and MinoritiesGender equality1
Democratic Republic of the CongoSenateBicameralUpper chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
Democratic Republic of the CongoNational AssemblyBicameralLower chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
DenmarkThe Danish ParliamentUnicameralThe Gender Equality CommitteeGender equality1
DjiboutiNational AssemblyUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
Dominican RepublicChamber of DeputiesBicameralLower chamberStanding Committee on Issues of Gender Equality Gender equality1
Dominican RepublicSenateBicameralUpper chamberCommittee on Family Affairs and Gender EqualityGender equality1
EcuadorNational AssemblyUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
EgyptHouse of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
EgyptSenateBicameralUpper chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
El SalvadorLegislative AssemblyUnicameralCommittee on Women and Gender EqualityGender equality1
EstoniaThe Estonian ParliamentUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
EswatiniHouse of AssemblyBicameralLower chamberCommittee for Gender EqualityGender equality1
EswatiniSenateBicameralUpper chamberCommittee for Gender EqualityGender equality1
EthiopiaHouse of the FederationBicameralUpper chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
FijiParliamentUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
FinlandParliamentUnicameralEmployment and Equality CommitteeGender equality1
FranceNational AssemblyBicameralLower chamber Delegation for Women's Rights and Equal Opportunities for Men and WomenGender equality1
FranceSenateBicameralUpper chamber Delegation for Women's Rights and Equal opportunities between Women and MenGender equality1
GabonNational AssemblyBicameralLower chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
GabonSenateBicameralUpper chamber Cultural, Social and Communication Affairs CommitteeGender equality1
Gambia (The)National AssemblyUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
GeorgiaParliamentUnicameralConseil pour l'égalité des sexesGender equality-
GeorgiaParliamentUnicameralGender Equality Council Gender equality-
GermanyGerman BundestagBicameralLower chamberCommittee on Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and YouthGender equality1
GermanyFederal CouncilBicameralUpper chamberCommittee on Women and YouthGender equality1
GhanaParliamentUnicameralGender and Children CommitteeGender equality1
GreeceHellenic ParliamentUnicameralSpecial Permanent Committee on Equality, Youth and Human RightsGender equality1
GuatemalaCongress of the RepublicUnicameralWomen's Commission of the Congress of the Republic of GuatemalaGender equality1
GuineaNational AssemblyUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
GuyanaNational AssemblyUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
HungaryNational AssemblyUnicameralCommittee on JusticeGender equality1
HungaryNational AssemblyUnicameralCommittee on Social WelfareGender equality1
HungaryNational AssemblyUnicameralSubcommittee on Women’s Dignity of the Committee on CultureGender equality1
IcelandParliamentUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
IndiaHouse of the PeopleBicameralLower chamberDepartment related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource DevelopmentGender equality1
IndiaCouncil of StatesBicameralUpper chamberDepartment related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource DevelopmentGender equality1
IndonesiaHouse of RepresentativesUnicameralCommission VIII - Religious, Social, and Women's Empowerment AffairsGender equality1
IraqCouncil of Representatives of IraqUnicameralCommittee for Women, Family and ChildrenGender equality1
IrelandHouse of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamberJoint Committee for Justice and EqualityGender equality1
IrelandHouse of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamberJoint Committee on Justice Gender equality1
IrelandSenateBicameralUpper chamberJoint Committee for Justice and EqualityGender equality1
IrelandSenateBicameralUpper chamberJoint Committee on Justice Gender equality1
IsraelParliamentUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
JamaicaHouse of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
JamaicaSenateBicameralUpper chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
JapanHouse of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamberCommittee on CabinetGender equality1
JapanHouse of CouncillorsBicameralUpper chamberCommittee on CabinetGender equality1
JordanHouse of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamberWomen and Family Affairs CommitteeGender equality1
JordanSenateBicameralUpper chamberWomen and Family Affairs CommitteeGender equality1
KazakhstanHouse of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
KazakhstanSenateBicameralUpper chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
KenyaNational AssemblyBicameralLower chamberLabour and Social Welfare CommitteeGender equality1
KenyaSenateBicameralUpper chamberStanding Committee on Labour and Social WelfareGender equality1
KuwaitNational AssemblyUnicameralCommittee on Women and Family AffairsGender equality1
Lao People's Democratic RepublicNational AssemblyUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
LatviaParliamentUnicameralSocial and Employment Matters CommitteeGender equality1
LebanonNational AssemblyUnicameralWomen and Children CommitteeGender equality1
LesothoNational AssemblyBicameralLower chamberPortfolio Committee on the Social ClusterGender equality1
LesothoSenateBicameralUpper chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
LiberiaHouse of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamber Commission sur l'équité entre les sexes et le développement de l'enfantGender equality1
LiberiaHouse of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamberCommittee on Gender Equity & Child DevelopmentGender equality1
LiberiaHouse of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamberJoint Committee on the Judiciary, Gender and Good Governance Gender equality1
LiberiaThe Liberian SenateBicameralUpper chamberJoint Committee on the Judiciary, Gender and Good Governance Gender equality1
LibyaHouse of RepresentativesUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
LiechtensteinDietUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
LithuaniaParliamentUnicameralCommittee on Human Rights Gender equality1
LuxembourgChamber of DeputiesUnicameralCommittee on Home Affairs and Equality between Women and MenGender equality1
MadagascarNational AssemblyBicameralLower chamber Commission on Gender and DevelopmentGender equality1
MadagascarSenateBicameralUpper chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
MalawiNational AssemblyUnicameralSocial and Community Affairs CommitteeGender equality1
MalaysiaHouse of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamberGender Equality & Family Development CommitteeGender equality1
MalaysiaSenateBicameralUpper chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
MaldivesPeople's MajlisUnicameralHuman Rights and Gender CommitteeGender equality1
MaldivesPeople's MajlisUnicameralSocial Affairs CommitteeGender equality1
MaliNational AssemblyUnicameral Committee on Labor, Employment, Promotion of Women, Youth, Sports and Child ProtectionGender equality1
MaltaHouse of RepresentativesUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
MauritiusNational AssemblyUnicameralParliamentary Gender Caucus CommitteeGender equality1
MexicoChamber of DeputiesBicameralLower chamberCommittee for Gender EqualityGender equality1
MexicoSenateBicameralUpper chamberCommission on Gender equality Gender equality1
MonacoNational CouncilUnicameral Commission on the Rights of Women and FamilyGender equality1
MongoliaState Great HuralUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
MontenegroParliamentUnicameralGender Equality CommitteeGender equality1
MoroccoHouse of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamberThematic working group on equality and parityGender equality1
MozambiqueAssembly of the RepublicUnicameralCommittee on Social Affairs, Gender, Technology and Social CommunicationGender equality1
MyanmarHouse of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
MyanmarHouse of NationalitiesBicameralUpper chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
NamibiaNational AssemblyBicameralLower chamberGender Equality, Social Development & Family AffairsGender equality1
NamibiaNational CouncilBicameralUpper chamberStanding Committee on Gender, Youth, Information and Communication TechnologyGender equality1
NepalHouse of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamberWomen and Social CommitteeGender equality1
NetherlandsHouse of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
NetherlandsSenateBicameralUpper chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
New ZealandHouse of RepresentativesUnicameralSocial Services and Community Committee Gender equality1
NicaraguaNational AssemblyUnicameralCommittee on Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs Gender equality1
NigeriaSenateBicameralUpper chamberWomen Affairs and Youth DevelopmentGender equality1
North MacedoniaAssembly of the RepublicUnicameralCommittee of Equal Opportunities for Women and MenGender equality1
North MacedoniaAssembly of the RepublicUnicameralCommittee of Equal Opportunities for Women and MenGender equality1
NorwayParliamentUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
OmanShura CouncilBicameralLower chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
OmanState CouncilBicameralUpper chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
PakistanNational AssemblyBicameralLower chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
PakistanSenateBicameralUpper chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
PanamaNational AssemblyUnicameralCommission on Women, Children, Youth and Family CommissionGender equality1
ParaguayChamber of DeputiesBicameralLower chamberStanding Commission on Social Equity and GenderGender equality1
ParaguaySenateBicameralUpper chamberStanding Advisory Commission on Equality and GenderGender equality1
PeruCongress of the RepublicUnicameralWomen and Family Commission Gender equality1
PhilippinesHouse of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamberWomen and Gender equality CommitteeGender equality1
PhilippinesSenateBicameralUpper chamberCommittee on Women, Children, Family Relations and Gender EqualityGender equality1
PolandSejmBicameralLower chamberSocial Policy and Family CommitteeGender equality1
PolandSenateBicameralUpper chamberFamily, Seniors and Social Policy CommitteeGender equality1
PortugalAssembly of the RepublicUnicameralSubcommittee for Equality and Non-discrimination of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs, Rights, Freedoms and GuaranteesGender equality1
Republic of KoreaNational AssemblyUnicameralGender Equality and Family Committee Gender equality1
RomaniaChamber of DeputiesBicameralLower chamberCommittee on Equal Opportunities for Women and MenGender equality1
RomaniaSenateBicameralUpper chamberCommittee for Human Rights, Equal Opportunities, Cults and MinoritiesGender equality1
Russian FederationState DumaBicameralLower chamberCommittee on Family, Women and ChildrenGender equality1
Russian FederationCouncil of the FederationBicameralUpper chamberFederation Council Committee on Social Policy Gender equality1
RwandaChamber of DeputiesBicameralLower chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
RwandaSenateBicameralUpper chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
SamoaLegislative AssemblyUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
San MarinoGreat and General CouncilUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
Sao Tome and PrincipeNational AssemblyUnicameralCommission on Gender, Family, Social Cohesion, Youth, Sports and MediaGender equality1
Saudi ArabiaShura CouncilUnicameralCommittee for Social, Family, and Youth AffairsGender equality1
SenegalNational AssemblyUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
SerbiaNational AssemblyUnicameralCommittee on Human and Minority Rights and Gender EqualityGender equality1
SeychellesNational AssemblyUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
Sierra LeoneParliamentUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
SingaporeParliamentUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
SlovakiaNational CouncilUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
SloveniaNational AssemblyBicameralLower chamberCommission for Petitions, Human Rights and Equal OpportunitiesGender equality1
SloveniaNational CouncilBicameralUpper chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
Solomon IslandsNational ParliamentUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
SomaliaUpper HouseBicameralUpper chamberCommittee for Justice and Human RightsGender equality1
SomaliaHouse of the PeopleBicameralLower chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
South AfricaNational AssemblyBicameralLower chamberCommittee on Multi-Party Women’s Caucus Gender equality1
South AfricaNational AssemblyBicameralLower chamberSubcommittee on Women, Youth Development and Persons with Disabilities (under Select Committee on Health and Social Services)Gender equality1
South AfricaNational Council of ProvincesBicameralUpper chamberCommittee on Multi-Party Women’s Caucus Gender equality1
South AfricaNational Council of ProvincesBicameralUpper chamberSubcommittee on Women, Youth Development and Persons with Disabilities (under Select Committee on Health and Social Services)Gender equality1
SpainCongress of DeputiesBicameralLower chamberCommission for the Monitoring and Evaluation of the Agreements of the State Pact against Gender ViolenceGender equality1
SpainCongress of DeputiesBicameralLower chamberCommission on Labour, Inclusion, Social Security and MigrationGender equality1
SpainCongress of DeputiesBicameralLower chamberEquality CommissionGender equality1
SpainSenateBicameralUpper chamberSenate Equality Commission Gender equality1
Sri LankaParliamentUnicameralSectoral Oversight Committee on Women and GenderGender equality1
SurinameNational AssemblyUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
SwedenParliamentUnicameralCommittee on the Labour MarketGender equality1
SwitzerlandNational CouncilBicameralLower chamberScience, Education and Culture Committee of the National CouncilGender equality1
SwitzerlandCouncil of StatesBicameralUpper chamberScience, Education and Culture Committee of the Council of States Gender equality1
Syrian Arab RepublicPeople's AssemblyUnicameralCommittee on Women, Family and Children Rights Gender equality1
ThailandHouse of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamberThe Standing Committee on Children, Youth, Women, the Elderly, the Disabled, Ethnic Groups, and LGBT PersonsGender equality1
ThailandSenateBicameralUpper chamberCommittee on Social, Children, Youth, Women, the Elderly, the Disabled and the Underprivileged AffairsGender equality1
Timor-LesteNational ParliamentUnicameralCommittee on Social, Health and Gender Equality AffairsGender equality1
TogoNational AssemblyUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
TongaLegislative AssemblyUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
Trinidad and TobagoHouse of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
TunisiaAssembly of People's RepresentativesUnicameralCommission on Women, Family, Children, Youth and the ElderlyGender equality1
TurkeyGrand National Assembly of TurkeyUnicameralCommittee on Equality of Opportunity for Women and Men Gender equality1
UgandaParliamentUnicameralCommittee on Gender, Labour and Social DevelopmentGender equality1
UkraineParliamentUnicameralCommittee for Gender EqualityGender equality1
United Arab EmiratesFederal National CouncilUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
United KingdomHouse of CommonsBicameralLower chamberWomen and Equalities Committee Gender equality1
United KingdomHouse of LordsBicameralUpper chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
United Republic of TanzaniaNational AssemblyUnicameralNo specialized bodyGender equality
United States of AmericaHouse of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
United States of AmericaSenateBicameralUpper chamberSenate Committee on Foreign Relations sub-committee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Woman’s IssuesGender equality2
UruguayHouse of RepresentativesBicameralLower chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
UruguaySenateBicameralUpper chamberNo specialized bodyGender equality
UzbekistanLegislative ChamberBicameralLower chamberCommission on Family and Women’s Affairs Gender equality1
UzbekistanSenateBicameralUpper chamberCommittee on Women and Gender Equality Gender equality1
Viet NamNational AssemblyUnicameralCommittee for Culture, Education, Youth, Adolescents and ChildrenGender equality1
ZambiaNational AssemblyUnicameralLegal Affairs, Human Rights, National Guidance, Gender Matters and GovernanceGender equality1
ZimbabweNational AssemblyBicameralLower chamberPortfolio Committee on Women's Affairs, Community Development and SME’s DevelopmentGender equality1
ZimbabweSenateBicameralUpper chamberThematic Committee on Gender and DevelopmentGender equality1