Mexico

Chamber of DeputiesSenate

Chamber of Deputies

Specialized body - Gender equality

Committee for Gender Equality
(September 2018)

About

Nature
Permanent

Members

Number of members
All MembersBelow 45 years of age
Total320
Women320
Political affiliation of members
Majority parties
16
Opposition parties
15
Independent
1

Chairperson(s)

Chair 1
María Wendy Briceño
Chairperson: Sex
Female
Political affiliation
Majority

Committee functions

Committee functions
Scrutinise the Executive’s policy from a gender perspective
Yes

Committee powers

The Committee has the power to:
Propose amendments to legislation
Yes
Introduce bills into Parliament
Yes
Initiate parliamentary debates on its reports or on subjects of its choosing
Yes

Committee working methods

The Committee:
Adopts an annual or longer-term work plan
Yes
Publishes reports on its work on the parliamentary website
Yes

Cooperation and coordination

The Committee regularly cooperates and coordinates (e.g. through sharing of reports; meetings; joint follow-up action) with:
Other parliamentary committees
Often
Civil society organisations
Often
Academic institutions, including human rights and gender equality research institutes
Often

Contact information for the Committee