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Sierra Leone

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Parliament

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Abass Chernor Bundu (Male)
Year of birth
1948

Secretary general

Secretary General
Umar Paran Tarawally (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
18
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
12.33% 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
Aruna Araron Sesay (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
78
Oldest member
Joseph Ali Kavura Kongomoh (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
There is a policy that advocates for a 30% quota for women in awarding party symbols.
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1961
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1961
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
1961
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
First woman in parliament
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Sierra Leone Parliamentary Women's Caucus
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
No
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No