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Namibia

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National Assembly

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theNational Council

Caucuses

The mandate, working methods and activities of women’s caucuses in parliament.

Women

Caucus name
Women's Parliamentary Caucus
Date of creation
01.1996
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
No
Notes
During the year 2009, the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Standing Rules and Orders and Internal Arrangements approved the WPC to become a full standing Committee of Parliament, known as the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Women and Gender.
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
Issues dealt with by the caucus
- The Women's Caucus changes the way laws are made making them gender sensitive. - The Women's Caucus gave its strong support for the creation of a Children's Parliament, a body composed of high school age students (50 per cent male, 50 per cent female) to discuss children's, gender and other selected issues.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No