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Ethiopia

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House of the Federation

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse of Peoples' Representatives

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Keria Ibrahim (Female)

Secretary general

Secretary general
Kebede Kayima Shoa (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
49
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
32.03% See historical data for this field.

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
No current measures in place however the Growth and Transformation Plan foresees some initiatives.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
104
Number of women elected
49
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.
32.03%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Indirectly Elected
49

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
104
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
49
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