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

Data on age at the start of the legislature

Number of members, by age (2022-09 - 2022-11)
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 9 10 9 38 26 2 0 0 94
Female 0 0 9 2 11 28 19 0 0 0 69
Totals per age interval 0 0 18 12 20 66 45 2 0 0 163
Total <= 45: 30 Total >= 46: 133
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
11.0% 6% 5.5%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
18.4% 12% 6.7%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
Electoral quota for women

Notes: Legislated candidate quotas. Candidate lists must be composed of alternating male and female candidates. As Senegal has a parallel electoral system the provisions of parity apply to both the list of candidates submitted for seats elected through a proportional representation contest (PR) and the seats contested through a plurality/majority contest in multi-member constituencies. For example, in a multi-member constituency with 5 seats, a party must have at least 2 women in its list of 5 candidates.

Sources: Cf. Electoral Law n.92-16 of 1992, as amended by the law no 2012-01 of 2012, article L.145

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 gained the right to vote by the decree of 19 February 1945 which states that there is no difference between Senegalese women and French women in their right to vote. "les femmes sénégalaises sont électrices et éligibles dans les mêmes conditions que les femmes orginaires de France." In 1956 women were granted the right to vote to local elections by the loi-cadre Deferre. This right was confirmed at independence.

Women's right to stand for election
Restricted or universal

Notes: Women gained the right to stand for electiom at the national level in 1960 with the first Constitution of Senegal. According to the decree of 19 February 1945, the same conditions apply to the political rights of both Senagalese and French women. "Les femmes sénégalaises sont électrices et éligibles dans les mêmes conditions que les femmes orginaires de France."

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