Zambia

National Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Patrick Matibini (Male)
Year of birth
1959
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Cecilia Nsenduluka Mbewe (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Sworn in on 25 Oct. 2017.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
139
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
28
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
16.77% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Listed N Tembo (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
76
Oldest member
Hon. Inonge M. Wina (Female)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
59 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
105 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
134
Total of female
30 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
2 See historical data for this field.
31-40
19 See historical data for this field.
41-45
38 See historical data for this field.
46-50
32 See historical data for this field.
51-60
55 See historical data for this field.
61-70
18 See historical data for this field.
71-80
0 See historical data for this field.
81-90
0 See historical data for this field.
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 2 19 38 32 55 18 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 59 Total >= 46: 105
Male 0 2 17 35 26 38 16 0 0 0 134
Female 0 0 2 3 6 17 2 0 0 0 30
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger1.22%1.22%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger12.8%11.59%1.22%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger35.98%32.93%3.05%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Election results

Results

Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
9
Women Indirectly Elected
1
Women Appointed
0
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1964
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
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Prior to independence, women voted for the first time in the elections of 30 October 1962, leading to the indpendence of Zambia. This right was confirmed at independence.
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
1964
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Prior to independence, women voted and stood for election for the first time in the elections of 30 October 1962, leading to the indpendence of Zambia. These rights were confirmed at independence.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1964

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Zambia Women Parliamentarians Caucus (ZWPC)
(January 1997)
Formal or informal
Informal
The caucus is open to male MPs
Yes
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
Commitment to promoting gender equality, especially increasing the number of women in political leadership positions, and empowering women and girls. It is also involved in pioneering judicial and educational programs for the advancement of human rights.

Other initiatives include training on gender-responsive budgeting and legislation on ending violence against women
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
No

Contact information for the Committee

Address
National Assembly of Zambia
P.O Box 31299,
10101 Lusaka
Zambia
Phone
+260-955794206
Fax number
+260-211292252