Equatorial Guinea (Republic of Equatorial Guinea) has a Bicameral parliament with the use of voluntary party quotas. 31 of 100 (31%) seats in the Cámara de los Diputados / Chamber of Deputies are held by women.
At a glance
Structure of Parliament: Bicameral
Are there legislated quotas...
- For the Single/Lower House? No
- For the Upper House? No
- For the Sub-National Level? No
Are there voluntary quotas...
- Adopted by political parties? Yes
Is there additional information?...
Last updated: Jan 27, 2023
Cámara de los Diputados / Chamber of Deputies
|Electoral System||List PR|
|Quota Type||No legislated|
|Election details||IDEA Voter Turnout - IPU Parline|
Senado / Senate
|Quota Type||No legislated>|
|Quota type: No legislated||Electoral law|
|Legal sanctions for non-compliance||No data available|
|Rank order/placement rules||No data available|
"Globally, some progress on women’s rights has been achieved. However, work still needs to be done in Equatorial Guinea to achieve gender equality. The proportion of women aged 20-24 years old who were married or in union before age 18 is 29.5%. The adolescent birth rate is 176 per 1000 population as of 2010, though down from 177 per 1000 population in 2008. As of February 2019, there are only 20% of parliament seats held by women. In 2011, 43% of women aged 15-49 years reported that they had been subject to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months. Moreover, women of reproductive age (aged 15-49 years) often face barriers with respect to their sexual and reproductive health and rights: the proportion of women who have their need for family planning satisfied with modern methods in year stood at 20.7%" (UN Women).
- Constitution of Equatorial Guinea (Spanish version)
- Constitution of Equatorial Guinea (English version)
- Inter-Parliamentary Union, IPU Parline Equatorial Guinea
- Country Fact Sheet UN Women
- Presidential Elections (2016) EQUATORIAL GUINEA: PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS 2016