Syrian Arab Republic

People's Assembly

Political system
Transitional system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

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
250
Women
Click for historical data
Percentage of women
0.0%

Speaker

No information available

Secretary general

No information available

Chairs of specialized bodies

Specialized body Theme Name Sex Age
Committee on Women, Family and Children Rights Gender equality Salam Sankar Female 61

Data on age at the start of the legislature

Number of members, by age (2020-08)
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 2 12 20 27 70 76 12 0 1 220
Female 0 1 2 6 2 11 6 0 0 0 28
Totals per age interval 0 3 14 26 29 81 82 12 0 1 248
Total <= 45: 43 Total >= 46: 205
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
1.2% 0.8% 0.4%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
6.9% 6% 1.2%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
17.3% 14% 3.6%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No information available
Electoral quota for women
No

First woman in parliament

Year of first woman in parliament
1973

First woman speaker

Year of first woman speaker
2016

Women’s suffrage

Date of independence
1946
Women’s right to vote
1949
Restricted or universal suffrage
Restricted
Detail of restrictions
Women having reached the educational level of the 6th primary class
Women’s right to vote
1953
Restricted or universal suffrage
Universal
Women's right to stand for election
1953
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.

There is currently no women's caucus in this chamber.

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