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Liberia

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The Liberian Senate

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse of Representatives

Data on women

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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
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
3
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
10% 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
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 The WLCL does not have a formal communication plan. However, it has a functional Facebook Page. The development of communication is part of the Plan of Action in 2019. See: https://www.facebook.com/pg/womenlegislativecaucusofliberia/posts/
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