Palau

Senate

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Historical data on women

Data on women’s right to vote and to stand for election, the date at which the first woman entered parliament, and female Heads of State or Government

Women's suffrage

Date of independence
1994
Year of first woman in parliament
1996
Year of first woman speaker
Not applicable

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

Women’s right to vote

Women’s right to vote
1994
National or local
National
Restricted or universal suffrage
Universal

Notes: Prior to independence, under US administration, women were granted the right to vote on 2 April 1979. This right was confirmed at independence.

Women’s right to stand for election

Women's right to stand for election
1994
National or local
National
Restricted or universal
Universal

Notes: Prior to independence, under US administration, women were granted the right to vote and stand for election on 2 April 1979. These rights were confirmed at independence.

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No