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Specialized body - Women's caucus

Women Parliamentarians Caucus (SO.MA.MI)
(March 2014)


Formal or informal
The caucus is open to male MPs
The caucus is cross-party
The Caucuses of Women Parliamentarians SO.MA.MI and A.MA.MI bring together women MPs and Senators from different political sensitivities wishing to contribute to gender mainstreaming in legislative processes, decision-making mechanisms and policies public.

There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus


Issues dealt with by the caucus
The SO.MA.MI caucus remains a pressure group within the parliament in order to advocate at the level of institutions and communities.

- Awareness-raising / advocacy within communities, Civil Society Organizations and local authorities
- promoting a mass movement of women in politics
- promotion of the rights of women and girls to reproductive health
- organization of a day of reflection on the themes of Population and Development; family planning and the adoption of the family planning law by the National Assembly
- legislative review in order to make amendments to discriminatory laws
- commitment to support any initiative, in particular legislation, aimed at creating an environment favorable to the prevention of early and unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections as well as the fight against gender-based violence, the fight against morbidity and maternal mortality , neonatal, infant and adolescent and particularly obstetric fistulas.
- commitment to urge groups, networks of parliamentarians and religious and traditional leaders, including men, to champion demographic dividend initiatives and to review, revise, amend or repeal all laws, regulations, policies and customs which have a discriminatory impact on young people in particular on girls and young women, without any exception and undoubtedly making it possible to promote and ensure the respect of their rights, as well as their emancipation
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
The caucus has a communication plan

Contact information for the Committee

Ravolanandriana Louisette Randriamihaingo
Focal point for women parliamentarians in the National Assembly of Madagascar