Somalia

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Abdi Hashi Abdilahi (Male)
Year of birth
1946
Additional information
Elected on 22 Jan. 2017, re-elected on 26 Apr. 2022.
See historical data for this field.

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.
40
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
14
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
25.93% See historical data for this field.

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
40
Number of women elected
14
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.
25.93%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Indirectly Elected
14

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
40
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
14
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Abdi Hashi Abdilahi (Male)
Date of election
26.04.2022
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