Ethiopia

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Agegnehu Teshager (Male)
Year of birth
1968
Additional information
Elected on 4 Oct. 2021.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Kebede Kayima Shoa (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
100
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
44
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
30.56% 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 > 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)
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