Uganda

Parliament

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Anita Annet Among (Female)
Additional information
Elected on 25 March 2022.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Adolf Kasaija Mwesige (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 15 July 2021.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
368
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
188
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
33.81% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
46.85
See historical data for this field.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Kabuye Frank (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
78
Oldest member
Peninah Businge Kabingani (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
253 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
269 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
342 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
180 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0 See historical data for this field.
21-30
20 See historical data for this field.
31-40
107 See historical data for this field.
41-45
126 See historical data for this field.
46-50
103 See historical data for this field.
51-60
118 See historical data for this field.
61-70
31 See historical data for this field.
71-80
17 See historical data for this field.
81-90
0 See historical data for this field.
91 and over
0 See historical data for this field.
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 20 107 126 103 118 31 17 0 0
Total <= 45: 253 Total >= 46: 269
Male 0 8 68 82 71 79 23 11 0 0 342
Female 0 12 39 44 32 39 8 6 0 0 180
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger3.83%1.53%2.3%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger24.33%14.56%9.77%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger48.47%30.27%18.2%

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 > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1962
Women’s right to vote
Women’s 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
Women's 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
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.
2011

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA)
(January 1989)
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
Yes
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
Notes
The association was estabilished during the National Resistance council (NRC) in the 5th Parliament of Uganda (1989 - 1994).

The Uganda Women Parlimentarians Association (UWOPA) is comprised of all women members of the parliament, but is also open to former women members and the male members as associates/ and or honorary members.
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
• Identify critical areas of political and economic concern especially to women and develop approaches and strategies to address them.
• Engender the Legislative processes in parliament and also address the gender gaps in all legislation
• Emancipate women in Uganda by empowering women members of parliament to carry out development activities in their constituencies and other areas of interest.
• Mobilise and encourage women to effectively participate in political and economic activities.
• Research, document and disseminate gender disaggregated data on women’s contribution and challenges at all levels.
• Encourage networking among women members of parliament world- wide, women parliamentary associations, women in local councils and link them with other individuals and groups with shared objectives.
• Form pressure groups that analyse, translate information for civic education on women issues, and enhance women’s access to, and control in political and economic spheres of life.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
Yes

Contact information for the Committee

Address
Parliament Building, Room: E2-19,
Plot 16 - 18 Parliament Avenue, P.O Box 7178
Kampala
Uganda