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Peru

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Congress of the Republic

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Pedro Olaechea Álvarez Calderón (Male)
Year of birth
1954
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Giovanni Carlo Antonio Forno Flórez (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 5 Aug. 2019.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
91
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
39
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
30% 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
Richard Frank ACUÑA NÚÑEZ (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
77
Oldest member
Humberto LAY SUN (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
96
Total per sex
Total of male
101
Total of female
29
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
16
41-45
18
46-50
26
51-60
35
61-70
29
71-80
6
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 16 18 26 35 29 6 0 0
Total <= 45: 34 Total >= 46: 96
Male 0 0 11 12 16 32 25 5 0 0 101
Female 0 0 5 6 10 3 4 1 0 0 29
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 younger12.31%8.46%3.85%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger26.15%17.69%8.46%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Legislated candidate quotas. Candidate lists in each electoral district must include at least 30% women candidates. In the candidate list with three candidates, at least one of them must be a woman.
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1955
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
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
1955
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1956
Notes
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Group of Peruvian Women Parliamentarians (MMPP)
Date of creation
07.2006
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
Notes
The Constitution of the MMPP (Mesa de Mujeres Parlamentarias) is confirmed by the 39 congresswomen in the parliament (as of 2016),
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
Issues dealt with by the caucus
• Institutional strengthening of the Congress of the Republic through the exchange of peer experiences at the national and global levels, through concerted work on key areas, as well as with other institutions of the Peruvian State. • Strengthening the capacities of female parliamentarians in the Republic, breaking the barriers that hinder their presence in political life, developing training opportunities and staying up to date on ways to increase their effective participation. • Strengthening the socially transformative work and political participation of female parliamentarians in order to prevent them from being affected by acts of discrimination, political harassment or psychological violence. • Provide a space for inclusive dialogue that includes the Central Government and civil society, and links to those who are in risk of vulnerability, based on their gender. INCLUDE THIS INFO FROM A PAST QNN: • During the period 2013-2014, the MMPP contributed to the adoption of : the Law for Equal Opportunities, a law making femicide a criminal offence, a law that removed the conciliation process in domestic violence trials, and a law amending the limitation period for the claim of maintenance allowance.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
Yes
Caucus contact details
Address
Congreso de la República
Plaza Bolívar, Av. Abancay s/n
LIM
Peru
Phone number
+51-13117777