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Uganda

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Parliament

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga (Female)
Year of birth
1956
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary general
Jane Lubowa Kibirige (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
8 Feb. 2012 -

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
299
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
160
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
34.86% 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
Proscovia Oromait (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
79
Oldest member
Henry Kajura (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
213
Total per sex
Total of male
232
Total of female
129
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
4
31-40
75
41-45
69
46-50
65
51-60
98
61-70
42
71-80
7
81-90
1
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 4 75 69 65 98 42 7 1 0
Total <= 45: 148 Total >= 46: 213
Male 0 2 40 49 37 66 31 6 1 0 232
Female 0 2 35 20 28 32 11 1 0 0 129
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger1.11%0.55%0.55%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger21.88%11.63%10.25%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger41%25.21%15.79%

Reserved seats and quotas

Number of reserved seats, by group
Women
112
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Reserved seats (see previous question), with special ballot in each district for women candidates only.
Elections > Election results

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
1,747
Notes
1,343 candidates (including 88 women) for the 290 directly elected seats and 406 women candidates for the 112 seats reserved for women.
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
494
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
28.28%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
494
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
28.28%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
296
Number of women elected
153
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.
35.83%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
At the first session of the 10th Parliament, held on 17 May 2016, there were 143 women out of of 427 members as follows.&#13; - Constituency representatives: 22 out of 290 members (with 10 vacancies)&#13; - District Women representatives: 112 out of 122 women (with 10 vacancies)&#13; - Youth representatives: 2 out of 5 members&#13; - Representatives of disabled persons: 2 out of 5 members&#13; - Workers' representatives: 2 out of 5 members&#13; - Representatives of the Uganda People's Defence Forces: 3 out of 10 members&#13; Between 12 and 14 July 2016, 18 Ex-Officio members (ministers who do not have voting rights), including 9 women, were sworn in. On 20 September, four more District Women representatives from the National Resistance Movement (NRM) were sworn in, giving a total of 298 seats to NRM (up from 294 previously). Meanwhile, three male constituency members replaced three female members.&#13;
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
153

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.
296
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.
153
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.
Rebecca Kadaga (Female)
Political party
National Resistance Movement (NRM)
Date of election
19.05.2016
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1962
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1962
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1962
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1962
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA)
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
Yes
The caucus is cross-party
No
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
No
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
No