Specialized body - Women's caucus

Women's Parliamentarian Caucus
(November 2008)


Formal or informal
The caucus is open to male MPs
The caucus is cross-party
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus


Issues dealt with by the caucus
- Harassment laws, Inheritance Laws, Child Domestic Workers, Trafficking laws, Maternity Benefits, Domestic Violence, Acid & Burn Crimes, Dowry Related Violence, Sexual Offence, Family Laws, Laws for Transgender people, Female Infanticide, Legislation to establish quotas and prevent harassment in the workplace and practices prejudicial toward women in distress or detention
- Training for Female Parliamentarians
- Signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with Aurat Foundation in May 2015 to work together to address critical issues of concern for women including eradication of gender based violence and to enhance the knowledge of newly elected women parliamentarians on legislative process.
- In July 2016, a Committee comprising lawmakers from both the Lower and Upper Houses of the Parliament unanimously approved two bills tabled by Women's Parliamentary Caucus on the anti-honour killing laws (Criminal Laws Amendment) bill, 2015, and the anti-rape laws (Criminal Laws Amendment) bill 2015.
- Facilities and registration process for internally displaced persons in flood-affected areas of Pakistan; support for the Benazir Income Support Program; adoption of resolutions condemning terrorism and violence.
- In October 2014, the Caucus decided to take lead in promoting child immunisation. Women parliamentarians support the government in the new communication plan with a new branding that converges routine immunisation and polio.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
The caucus has a communication plan

Contact information for the Committee

Mr. Syed Wasim Kazmi, Coordinator
Parliament House, First Floor, Room #107-A
Islamabad 44000
Fax number