Grenada

House of RepresentativesSenate

House of Representatives

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Leo Cato (Male)
Additional information
Elected on 31 Aug. 2022.
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Andrew Augustine (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 1 Feb. 2019.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
11
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
5
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
31.25% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Emmalin Pierre (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
73
Oldest member
Elvin Nimrod (Male)

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
1974
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1951
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 British administration, women were granted the right to vote on 1 August 1951, under British administration. 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
1951
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
1976
Notes
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.
1990

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Grenada Women's Parliamentary Caucus
(January 2009)
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
Yes
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
Discuss issues pertaining to women and the need to bring gender equality and equity to structures, legislation, and economic and social development such as: transformational leadership in gender policies, leadership training for youth parliamentarians.

Provides a platform for inter-generational and cross-party dialogue on issues affecting women in politics and women in Grenada, in general.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No

Contact information for the Committee

Address
Office of the Houses of Parliament, P.O. Box 315 Botanical Garden, Tanteen
Saint George
Grenada