Central African Republic

National Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Simplice Mathieu Sarandji (Male)
Year of birth
1955
Additional information
Elected on 5 May 2021.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Noël Kamnadji (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 14 Feb. 2019.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
10
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
11.11% See historical data for this field.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
80
Number of women elected
10
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.
7.14%

New legislature

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.
Simplice Mathieu Sarandji (Male)
Political party
United Hearts Movement (MCU)
Date of election
05.05.2021
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1960
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1986
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
1986
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
1987

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Forum of Women Parliamentarians of the Central African Republic
(January 2017)
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
Yes
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
Notes
The forum includes 5 Executive Office members and a technical secretariat with two assistants
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
- Gender / political leadership
- Economic empowerment
- Combating gender based violence (GBV)
- Intergenerational partnership

2020 Workshop conducted by the caucus: https://ndjonisango.com/2020/03/16/rca-les-femmes-parlementaires-sengagent-pour-la-participation-pol...
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
No

Contact information for the Committee

Phone
+236-75501225