Liberia

Data on women

empty

Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Jewel Howard Taylor (President) (Female)
Year of birth
1963
Speaker
Albert Tugbe Chie (pro tempore) (Male)

Secretary general

Secretary General
J. Nanborlor F. Singbeh Sr. (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
29
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
1
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
3.33% See historical data for this field.

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Election results

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
139
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
20
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
14.39%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
20
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
14.39%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
14
Number of women elected
1
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.
6.67%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
One woman was elected in 2014, bringing the total number of women in the Senate to three.
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
1

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.
27
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.
3
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Joseph N. Boakai (Male)
Political party
Unity Party (UP)
Date of election
06.01.2006
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Armah Zolu Jallah (Male)
Political party
National Patriotic Party (NPP)
Date of election
14.01.2015
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
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Women’s Legislative Caucus of Liberia (WLCL)
Date of creation
01.2006
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 male counterparts (lawmakers) can become Associate members upon admission of a two-thirds decision of the members
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
No
Issues dealt with by the caucus
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
Caucus contact details
Address
Women’s Legislative Caucus of Liberia, Capital Building
Capitol Hill, 10
1000 Monrovia
Liberia
Phone number
+231-886558492
+231-770558492