Gabon

National AssemblySenate

National Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Faustin Boukoubi (Male)
Year of birth
1954
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Constant Brice Paillat (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
14.06.2012 -

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
121
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
21
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
14.79% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
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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
1960
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1960
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
Prior to independence, under French administration, women were granted the right to vote under the Loi-cadre Deferre, adopted on 23 June 1956. This right was confirmed at independence.
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
1956
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
1961
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
National Network of Women Deputies (RENAFED)
Date of creation
01.2004
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
No
Notes
former parliamentarians
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
Issues dealt with by the caucus

- Development of quota legislation and a bill to remove discriminatory provisions from the Civil Code.
- Yes
- Evaluation of women's leadership in Gabon.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
No