Albania

Parliament

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Gramoz Ruçi (Male)
Year of birth
1951

Secretary general

Secretary General
Genci Gjonçaj (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
16 Oct. 2017 -

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
86
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
36
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
29.51% 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.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Klajda GJOSHA (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
69
Oldest member
Sali BERISHA (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

Number of reserved seats, by group
Women
29
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
For each electoral zone, at least thirty per cent of the multi-name list and one of the first three names on the multi-name list shall belong to each gender.
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1920
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
ABJ! 1920 refers to the LUSHNJE Constitution in reply of 1995 and the formation of the first Republic of Albania. 1944 corresponds an important law on the Electoral System
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
1920
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
According to parliament reply from 1995, Albania created a parliament in 1920 and gave women the right to vote and stand for election; however see Suffrage
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1945
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Alliance of Women's MPs (2013-01)
Date of creation
01.2013
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
Notes
The women’s caucus in the Albanian parliament was first established in 1995 and was renewed in 2008 with the support of the OSCE Presence in Albania. The caucus contributed to the passing of the 2008 Gender Equality Law and the inclusion of a gender quota in the Electoral Code, which stipulates that for each electoral zone, at least thirty per cent of the parties’ lists should contain names of both men and women.

2019 Report in Albanian: https://www.parlament.al/Files/sKuvendi/Raport%20vjetor%20i%20AGD.pdf
Issues dealt with by the caucus
• Increase the participation of women in the Assembly of the Republic of Albania and in local government minimally by 40% within 10 years
• Achieve the same level of employment for women in government institutions in all leadership positions
• Protecting the dignity of women, eradicating domestic violence and gender-based violence against women and girls
• Achieving the goal of economic empowerment of women in urban and rural areas by helping especially women heads of households and mothers in need
• Aiming at a greater participation of women in cultural, artistic, media, and science in Albania
• Propose new actions and legal initiatives for the implementation of gender quotas and ensuring gender equality in Albania
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
Yes
Caucus contact details