National Assembly

Political system
Structure of parliament
IPU membership

Data on women

Information on the current and historical representation of women in the parliament. Consult the 'Elections' tab to see how women have fared in elections or renewals.

Current representation

Women's representation in the current parliament or chamber

Current number of members
Percentage of women


No information available

Secretary general

No information available

Chairs of specialized bodies

Specialized body Theme Name Sex Age
Defence Committee Defence Nouria Waberi Houffaneh Female 60
Parliamentary Committee on Legislation Human rights Kaltoum Farah Said Female 42

Data on age at the start of the legislature

Number of members, by age (2023-03)
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Male 0 0 8 6 4 18 5 7 0 0 48
Female 0 0 8 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 17
Totals per age interval 0 0 16 10 5 21 6 7 0 0 65
Total <= 45: 26 Total >= 46: 39
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
24.6% 12% 12.3%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
40.0% 22% 18.5%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups

Notes: Quota Law provides the rule of at least 25 per cent of either sex in senior public positions (Article 3, Law no. 219/AN/18/7ème L).

Electoral quota for women


The proportion of either male or female candidates on the lists of candidates submitted by political parties and/or political party groupings must be 25 per cent of the number of seats to be filled. If not the list will be inadmissible.

The quota of elected members of either sex to the National Assembly is fixed at not less than 25 per cent.

Sources: Article 2, Law no. 219/AN/18/7ème L

First woman in parliament

Year of first woman in parliament

First woman speaker

Year of first woman speaker
Not applicable

Notes: No woman has occupied the function of Speaker in the country.

Women’s suffrage

Date of independence
Women’s right to vote
Restricted or universal suffrage

Notes: Prior to independence, under French administration, women were granted the right to vote on 27 October 1946 with foundation of the French Union, the 4th Republic and the attribution of the status of territoire d'outre-mer to Djibouti the same year. Following the "Loi Lamine Guèye" all citizens of the Union territories had the right to vote for the French Parliament. This right was confirmed at independence.

Women's right to stand for election
Restricted or universal
No information available

Women's caucus

Women's caucuses or parliamentary groups that bring together women parliamentarians to strengthen cooperation and amplify their voices. For other parliamentary bodies or committees that have a specific mandate to address gender equality matters, see the ‘Specialized body – Gender equality’ tab.

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
List of values for 2020-09
List of values for 2019-04
List of values for 2018-06