Togo

National Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Yawa Djigbodi Tsegan (Female)
Year of birth
1971
Additional information
Elected on 23 Jan. 2019.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Madakome Fademba Waguena (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 4 March 2015.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
74
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
17
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
18.68% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
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See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
76
Oldest member
Tchatomby Ouro-Bawinay (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
76
Total per sex
Total of male
74
Total of female
17
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
8
41-45
7
46-50
20
51-60
27
61-70
27
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 8 7 20 27 27 2 0 0
Total <= 45: 15 Total >= 46: 76
Male 0 0 7 6 16 22 22 1 0 0 74
Female 0 0 1 1 4 5 5 1 0 0 17
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 younger8.79%7.69%1.1%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger16.48%14.29%2.2%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
The lists of candidates must contain equal numbers of men and women.
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1960
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1960
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
Prior to independence, under French administration, women were granted the right to vote to the French parliament in 1945 and to the local legislative assembly in 1956 by the Loi-cadre Deferre. This right was confirmed at independence. (Women participated in the first legislative elections on 1946 after Togo's application for suffrage was completed and the French decree of 22 August 1945 was entered into force)
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
1960
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
Prior to independence, under French administration, women were granted the right to vote and stand for election to the French parliament in 1945 and to the local legislative assembly in 1956 by the Loi-cadre Deferre. These rights were confirmed at independence. (Women participated in the first legislative elections on 1946 after Togo's application for suffrage was completed and the French decree of 22 August 1945 was entered into force)
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1961
First woman speaker
Year of first woman speaker Date at which, for the first time in the country's parliamentary history, a woman became Presiding Officer of Parliament or of one of its Houses.
2019

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Caucus of Women Parliamentarians of the National Assembly of Togo
(January 2011)