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Parliament

The IPU data corresponds to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. For information about upper chambers, refer to Parline

Women in parliament
12.33%
of MPs are women
Youth in parliament
53.6%
of MPs are under 45
MPs' human rights
0
cases currently treated by the Committee on the Human Rights of MPs

This page contains the latest IPU news and data for this parliament. The percentage of women in parliament and the percentage of youth participation correspond to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. The number of MP human rights cases corresponds to the latest decisions of the IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians.

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African parliaments talk openly about sexism

Following the publication of the IPU’s regional study on Sexism, harassment and violence against women in parliaments in Africa, many African parliaments accepted the IPU’s call to amplify the findings of the study and talk about sexism with the following
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News in brief
young girl

Sierra Leone’s Caucus on Female Genital Mutilation holds inaugural meeting

On 18 November 2020, thirty-four members of Sierra Leone’s parliament held a day-long meeting on Engaging Members of Parliament on Female Genital Mutilation: An innovative approach to attaining SDG 5. These select members represent the newly formed first-ever parliamentary Caucus
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Voices
Bernadette Wuyatta Songa

Interview with Bernadette Wuyatta Songa, MP – The Sierra Leone Parliament's engagement with the SDGs

Voices is part of an IPU web series in which we interview parliamentarians from around the world. The views and opinions they express are their own and do not necessarily reflect the IPU’s position. Sierra Leonean MP Bernadette Wuyatta Songa
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Case studies

Case studies
FGM midwife

IPU encourages dialogue among MPs in Sierra Leone with a view to ending FGM

Sunday February 6th is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Every 10 seconds, somewhere in the world a girl falls victim to FGM. Four million girls are at risk of being excised every year. Even though FGM can be life-threatening to women, it remains deeply entrenched in some societies.
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