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Viet Nam

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National Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (Female)
Year of birth
1954

Secretary general

Secretary general
Nguyen Hanh Phuc (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
132
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
26.72% 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
Sen Vu Thi Huong (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
70
Oldest member
Hoan Le Ngoc (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
424
Total per sex
Total of male
376
Total of female
124
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
6
31-40
37
41-45
33
46-50
56
51-60
316
61-70
45
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 6 37 33 56 316 45 7 0 0
Total <= 45: 76 Total >= 46: 424
Male 0 1 8 20 35 264 42 6 0 0 376
Female 0 5 29 13 21 52 3 1 0 0 124
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger1.2%0.2%1%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger8.6%1.8%6.8%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger15.2%5.8%9.4%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
No voluntary or legislated candidate quotas in place. However, Article 10a, Chapter 2 of the “Law on Election of National Assembly Deputies” approved by the VNA stipulates that “the number of National Assembly female deputies will be projected by the National Assembly Standing Committee in accordance with recommendation by the Delegation of Central Executive Committee of Viet Nam Women’s Union to guarantee that women have appropriate numbers of representatives in the National Assembly”.
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1946
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1946
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
1946
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1976
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Vietnam Female Member of Parliament Group (VFMPG)
Date of creation
01.2008
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
No
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
Issues dealt with by the caucus
- Capacity building for women parliamentarians on gender issues, gender mainstreaming in the legislative process and oversight of the implementation of laws on gender equity - Oversight of implementation of the laws to prevent and combat domestic violence, protect children, and guarantee the right of women to education. - Yes - Role of women in green growth and the environment. Training, workshop, conf erence on aforesaid issues, International cooperation with women MP groups and other parliamentarians (more in plan of action)
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
Yes