Somalia

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Abdi Hashi Abdilahi (Male)
Year of birth
1946

Secretary general

Secretary General
Ali Mohamed Jama (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
36
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
12
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
25% See historical data for this field.

Age

Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
38
Total per sex
Total of male
41
Total of female
13
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
2
31-40
9
41-45
5
46-50
9
51-60
10
61-70
12
71-80
7
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 2 9 5 9 10 12 7 0 0
Total <= 45: 16 Total >= 46: 38
Male 0 1 5 3 6 7 12 7 0 0 41
Female 0 1 4 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 13
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger3.7%1.85%1.85%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger20.37%11.11%9.26%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger29.63%16.67%12.96%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
36
Number of women elected
12
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
12.96%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Indirectly Elected
12
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1960
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1979

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Women's Caucus of the Upper House
(December 2017)
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
Notes
All members are currently independents and do not ascribe to political parties.
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
-Stand up for empowerment of women
-To get a legally reserved seats and/or quotas for women
-Increasing women’s impact on political decision-making
- Good internal communications
- To work collaboratively on gender issues
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
Yes

Contact information for the Committee

Phone
+252-61894164