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Peru

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Congress of the Republic

Caucuses

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

Women

Caucus name
Group of Peruvian Women Parliamentarians (MMPP)
Date of creation
07.2006
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
Notes
The Constitution of the MMPP (Mesa de Mujeres Parlamentarias) is confirmed by the 39 congresswomen in the parliament (as of 2016),
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
Issues dealt with by the caucus
• Institutional strengthening of the Congress of the Republic through the exchange of peer experiences at the national and global levels, through concerted work on key areas, as well as with other institutions of the Peruvian State. • Strengthening the capacities of female parliamentarians in the Republic, breaking the barriers that hinder their presence in political life, developing training opportunities and staying up to date on ways to increase their effective participation. • Strengthening the socially transformative work and political participation of female parliamentarians in order to prevent them from being affected by acts of discrimination, political harassment or psychological violence. • Provide a space for inclusive dialogue that includes the Central Government and civil society, and links to those who are in risk of vulnerability, based on their gender. INCLUDE THIS INFO FROM A PAST QNN: • During the period 2013-2014, the MMPP contributed to the adoption of : the Law for Equal Opportunities, a law making femicide a criminal offence, a law that removed the conciliation process in domestic violence trials, and a law amending the limitation period for the claim of maintenance allowance.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
Yes
Caucus contact details
Address
Congreso de la República
Plaza Bolívar, Av. Abancay s/n
LIM
Peru
Phone number
+51-13117777