Liberia

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Bhofal Chambers (Male)
Year of birth
1961
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Mildred N. Sayon (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
10 Jan. 2012 -

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
65
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
8
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
10.96% See historical data for this field.

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

Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1946
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
1946
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
First woman in parliament
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.
2003

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Women's Legislative Caucus of Liberia (WLCL)
(January 2006)
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
Yes
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
Notes
Article 4, Section 1, Line 2 of the WLCL Constitution states males counterparts (lawmakers) can become Associate members upon admission of two-thirds decision of the members

The WLCL does not have a formal communication plan, but the development of communication is part of the 2019 Plan of Action.
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
The Women’s Legislative Caucus of Liberia is organized with the sole purposed of advocacy and lobbying and is a resource hub for female legislators.

Issues dealt with include: women’s political participation, women’s and girls' access to justice, women’s and girls’ empowerment, amongst others.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
No

Contact information for the Committee

Address
Hon. Rosana G.D.H. Schaack, Chairperson
Women’s Legislative Caucus of Liberia, Capital Building, Capitol Hill
1000 Monrovia 10
Liberia
Phone
+231-886558492
+231-770558492