Brazil

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Chamber of Deputies

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theFederal Senate

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Rodrigo Felinto Ibarra Epitacio Maia (Male)
Year of birth
1970
Additional information
Elected on 13 July 2016, re-elected on 2 Feb. 2017 and on 1 Feb. 2019.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Leonardo Augusto de Andrade Barbosa (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 23 May 2018.
Secretary General
Sergio Sampaio Contreiras de Almeida (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 1 February 2019.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
438
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
75
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
14.62% 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
Luisa Canziani (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
83
Oldest member
Luiza Erundina (Female)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
151 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
363 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
461 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
53 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
20 See historical data for this field.
31-40
77 See historical data for this field.
41-45
54 See historical data for this field.
46-50
53 See historical data for this field.
51-60
190 See historical data for this field.
61-70
96 See historical data for this field.
71-80
20 See historical data for this field.
81-90
3 See historical data for this field.
91 and over
1
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 77 54 53 190 96 20 3 1
Total <= 45: 151 Total >= 46: 363
Male 0 18 69 50 42 173 88 17 3 1 461
Female 0 2 8 4 11 17 8 3 0 0 53
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger3.89%3.5%0.39%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger18.87%16.93%1.95%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger29.38%26.65%2.72%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Legislated candidate quotas. Electoral law guarantees that lists contain a minimum of 30% of candidates of each sex.
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
1932
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
1932
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
1933
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
General Coordination of Women's Rights
Date of creation
01.2013
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
Issues dealt with by the caucus
The Caucus introduced the following laws or practices: -Maria da Penha Law on Domestic Violence; - the Quota Act; - the Ratification of CEDAW Protocol; - the Act on reconstructive surgery for women with breast cancer; - the implementation of a telephone assistance to victims of domestic violence; - the creation of the Special Prosecutor for Women in the House, which receives and transfers to the competent bodies complaints and concerns of people regarding discussion and approval of bills, draft amendments to the Constitution and public policy discussion. Other issues the caucus focuses on: - women in politics: encouraging women to get involved in politics - Child well-being and sole-parent family structure
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
No
Caucus contact details
Address
Palácio do Congresso Nacional, Praça dos Três Poderes
Brasília -
70 160-900
Brazil
Phone number
+55-6132158817