Madagascar

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Herimanana Razafimahefa (Male)
Year of birth
1957
Additional information
Elected on 19 Jan. 2021.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Robline (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 4 Jan. 2019.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
16
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
2
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
11.11% See historical data for this field.

Age

Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Riana ANDRIAMANDAVY VII (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
83
Oldest member
Honoré RAKOTOMANANA (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1960
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1959
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Women first exercised their right to vote in 1960
Women’s right to stand for election
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1959
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Women first exercised their rights 1960
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1965
First woman speaker
Year of first woman speaker Date at which, for the first time in the country's parliamentary history, a woman became Presiding Officer of Parliament or of one of its Houses.
2013

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Caucus of Women Parliamentarians (AMAMI)
(July 2019)
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
Yes
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
- Promote greater participation of women in political, economic, social and cultural life in Madagascar,
- Develop and implement support and capacity-building programs for women decision makers and future decision makers,
- Foster exchanges of experience and encourage solidarity between women and men parliamentarians,
- Contribute to the defence of human rights, particularly those of the girl, the child and the mother.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
Yes

Contact information for the Committee

Address
Ms, Rakotofiringa Fenoharinjaraniaina
Administrative Secretary for AMAMI
Madagascar
Phone
+261-0341787743