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Specialized body - Women's caucus

Association of Women Legislators Foundation, Inc (AWLFI)
(January 2010)


Formal or informal
The caucus is open to male MPs
The caucus is cross-party
The AWLFI is composed of all women legislators in the House of Representatives and is non-partisan. There are around 86 members.
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus


Issues dealt with by the caucus
The AWLFI works to advance the women's legislative agenda. It lobbies for the passage of legislative initiatives to strengthen the position of women and the welfare of children in society, such as the Magna Carta for Women, the Anti-Violence against Women and Children Act and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act. The caucus works to ensure that legislation and draft bills seeking to strengthen the position of women and the welfare of children in the community are properly heard and acted upon.

In 2019, House Bill Number 2810 is under discussion to establish resource development and crisis centers for women and children across the country, especially for victims of abuse.

Each year, it is tradition for the AWLFI to host an all-women session, in partnership with the House committee on women and gender equality.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
The caucus has a communication plan

Contact information for the Committee

S-219, 2/F, South Wing Building
Batasan Hills
Quezon City