Ethiopia

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Tagesse Chaffo (Male)
Year of birth
1970
Additional information
Elected on 17 Oct. 2018, re-elected on 4 Oct. 2021.
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
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
275
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
195
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
41.49% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
40.46
See historical data for this field.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Fayima Sh/Jamaal Aba Maca (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
71
Oldest member
Dr. Dima Nagao Sarboo (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
335 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
135 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
275 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
195 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
18 See historical data for this field.
31-40
223 See historical data for this field.
41-45
94 See historical data for this field.
46-50
73 See historical data for this field.
51-60
54 See historical data for this field.
61-70
7 See historical data for this field.
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 18 223 94 73 54 7 1 0 0
Total <= 45: 335 Total >= 46: 135
Male 0 4 95 67 52 49 7 1 0 0 275
Female 0 14 128 27 21 5 0 0 0 0 195
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger3.83%0.85%2.98%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger51.28%21.06%30.21%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger71.28%35.32%35.96%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1941
Women’s right to vote
Women’s 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
Women's 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
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.
1995

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Women's Parliamentary Caucus
(January 2003 - July 2021)
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

Activities

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