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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. 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?...

  • No

Last updated: Jan 27, 2023

Single/Lower House

Cámara de los Diputados / Chamber of Deputies

Total seats 100
Total Women 31
% Women 31%
Election Year 2022
Electoral System List PR
Quota Type No legislated
Election details IDEA Voter Turnout - IPU Parline

Upper House

Senado / Senate

Total seats 74
Total Women 15
% Women 20%
Election Year 2022
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

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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