Ecuador

National Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Henry Kronfle (Male)
Year of birth
1972
Additional information
Elected on 17 Nov. 2023.
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Alejandro Muñoz Hidalgo (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 17 Nov. 2023.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
78
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
59
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
43.07% 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
Nathaly Estefania Farinango Delgado (Female)

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Legislated candidate quotas. For the elections through the system of proportional representation, the names of men and women candidates shall alternate. Candidate lists for elections to the National Assembly, the Andean and Latin American Parliament, the regional councils, as well as the district, municipal and rural councils, shall be formed with an equal number sequence (woman–man or man–woman) to complete the total number of principal and alternative candidates.
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
1929
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Optional for women, compulsory for men; in 1967 it became compulsory for both sexes.
Literacy required for both sexes
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1967
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
In 1967 it became compulsory for both sexes.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1960
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.
2013

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Parliamentary Group for the Guarantee of Women's Rights
(November 2023)
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is cross-party
Yes

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
The objective of the group is to promote, socialize and disseminate national and international legal instruments regarding the protection of women's rights.

The 2024-2025 workplan includes:
- Following up the report on the evaluation of the Law on the Prevention and Eradication of Violence against Women
- Monitoring the Law on Equal Pay between Women and Men
- Workshops and training on the practical use of technology and parliamentary procedures
- Training of spokespersons to promote the development and political participation of women, with emphasis on indigenous, rural, Afro-descendant and Montubia women.
- Supervising and evaluating the actions of competent authorities, regarding the situation of women deprived of liberty in the context of a state of emergency
- Following up on cases of violence against girls and women in different spaces and contexts and support to victims seeking truth, justice and reparation
- Supporting the economic growth of women entrepreneurs
- Meeting with allied organizations and leaders of decentralized autonomous governments
- Carrying out an awareness program on women's rights on International Women's Day
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes