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Ethiopia

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House of Peoples' Representatives

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse of the Federation

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Muferihat Kamil Ahmed (Female)
Year of birth
1972
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary general
Mesrak Mekonnen Yetneberk (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 8 June 2018.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
212
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
38.76% 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
Nashto Hirsi Jimail (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
66
Oldest member
Ass. Prof. Ayalew Zeleke Sasse (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
179
Total per sex
Total of male
357
Total of female
135
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
30
31-40
144
41-45
139
46-50
97
51-60
69
61-70
12
71-80
1
81-90
0
91 and over
0
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 30 144 139 97 69 12 1 0 0
Total <= 45: 313 Total >= 46: 179
Male 0 12 85 104 80 63 12 1 0 0 357
Female 0 18 59 35 17 6 0 0 0 0 135
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger6.1%2.44%3.66%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger35.37%19.72%15.65%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger63.62%40.85%22.76%

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
335
Number of women elected
212
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1941
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1955
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1955
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
1957
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Women's Parliamentary Caucus
Date of creation
01.2003
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
Yes
The caucus is cross-party
No
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
Issues dealt with by the caucus
- Capacity building on women MPs on legislation and oversight activities; women empowerment, full participation and engagement in all spheres of the country's development.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
Yes