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Equatorial Guinea (Republic of Equatorial Guinea)

Equatorial Guinea (Republic of Equatorial Guinea) has a Bicameral parliament with the use of voluntary party quotas. 22 of 100 (22%) 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?...

  • No

Last updated: Mar 30, 2022

Single/Lower House

Cámara de los Diputados / Chamber of Deputies

Total seats 100
Total Women 22
% Women 22%
Election Year 2017
Electoral System List PR
Quota Type No legislated
Election details IDEA Voter Turnout - IPU Parline

Upper House

Senado / Senate

Total seats 72
Total Women 12
% Women 17%
Election Year 2017
Electoral System
Quota Type No legislated>
  Legal source Details
Quota type: No legislated Electoral law  
Legal sanctions for non-compliance No data available
Rank order/placement rules No data available

Voluntary Political Party Quotas*

Party Official name Details, Quota provisions
Social Democratic Convergence Convergencia para la Democracia Social [CPDS] Social Democratic Convergence has adopted a gender quota. However this party has no current seats within the government.

* Only political parties represented in parliament are included. When a country has legislated quotas in place, only political parties that have voluntary quotas that exceed the percentage/number of the national quota legislation are presented in this table.

Additional Information

"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). 

 

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