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Namibia

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National Assembly

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theNational Council

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Peter Katjavivi (Male)
Year of birth
1941
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Lydia Kandetu (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 1 Aug. 2016.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women
Not available
See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Vipuakuje Muharukua (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
75
Oldest member
Peter H. Katjavivi (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
87
Total per sex
Total of male
57
Total of female
44
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
11
41-45
3
46-50
15
51-60
48
61-70
22
71-80
2
81-90
0
91 and over
0
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 0 11 3 15 48 22 2 0 0
Total <= 45: 14 Total >= 46: 87
Male 0 0 8 0 13 22 12 2 0 0 57
Female 0 0 3 3 2 26 10 0 0 0 44
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger10.89%7.92%2.97%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger13.86%7.92%5.94%

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
1990
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1989
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
Right to vote granted by the 1989 constitution
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
1989
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Right to vote granted by the 1989 constitution
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1989
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Women's Parliamentary Caucus
Date of creation
01.1996
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
No
Notes
During the year 2009, the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Standing Rules and Orders and Internal Arrangements approved the WPC to become a full standing Committee of Parliament, known as the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Women and Gender.
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
Issues dealt with by the caucus
- The Women's Caucus changes the way laws are made making them gender sensitive. - The Women's Caucus gave its strong support for the creation of a Children's Parliament, a body composed of high school age students (50 per cent male, 50 per cent female) to discuss children's, gender and other selected issues.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No