Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Andrónico Rodríguez (Male)
Year of birth
1988
Additional information
Elected on 4 Nov. 2020.
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Gabriela Diaz Garcia (Female)
Secretary General
Maria Eugenia Pareja (Female)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
16
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
20
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
55.56% 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
Nelida Sifuenteas (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
75
Oldest member
Rina Aguirre Amezaga (Female)

Reserved seats and quotas

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

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
16
Number of women elected
20
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.
55.56%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
20

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.
16
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.
20
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.
Andrónico Rodríguez (Male)
Political party
Movement for Socialism (MAS-IPSP)
Date of election
04.11.2020
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
1938
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Detail of restrictions Suffrage: Restrictions detail
Only literate women and those with a certain level of income
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1952
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
1938
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Detail of restrictions Stand for Election: Restrictions detail
Women must have an income and be literate in order to stand for election.
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1952
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
1956
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.
1979

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Union of Women Parliamentarians of Bolivia (UMPABOL)
(March 1998 - December 2014)
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
Notes
Created on 24 March 1998 (Resolution 212/9798) with members including current and former female MPs.

The mandate of the women's caucus has not been renewed since convening of the 2015 legislature.

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
UMPABOL has driven the adoption of laws aimed at greater equality and protection of women, including: the Law on the Right to a Life Free of Violence for Women (2013), the Law Against Political Harassment and Violence Against Women (2012), the Comprehensive Law Against Trafficking in Persons (2012), and the Law Against Racism and All Forms of Discrimination (2010).

UMPABOL also promoted the National Framework for Gender Equality which instilled requirements around women's access and participation in politics.

Contact information for the Committee

Address
Marianela Paco, Chairperson
Unión de Mujeres Parlamentarias de Bolivia, Asamblea Legislativa Plurinacional, Plaza Murillo
Le Paz
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)