Serbia

National Assembly

Caucuses

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

Women

Caucus name
Women's Parliamentary Network
Date of creation
02.2013
Formal or informal
Informal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
Notes
The Network is represented by a Collegium of 12 coordinators, each one representing one parliamentary group. This Collegium is involved in all discussions and in making all decisions and informs other women Members of Parliament about them.
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
Issues dealt with by the caucus
- Taking steps to implement the Council of Europe's (COE) Convention on Prevention and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence
- Changes to the Law on Police regarding the prevention of domestic violence, the Labour Law, and Law on Social Policies
- Amendments to the Criminal Law to introduce harsher penalties for child sexual abuse Amendments to laws to provide economic support to women entrepreneurs in Serbia
- Inclusion of funds in the 2014 Budget for Prevention of uterine cancer
- Amendments to the 2016 Law on Budget related to agriculture subvention
- Support for parents of children with rare diseases
- Strengthening women's participation in politics, especially in local government

See presentation about the Women Parliamentary Network of Serbia at the Women in Parliaments Global Forum Conference in Washington on 10th October 2014:
http://www.womeninparliaments.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Serbia-WPN-Wasington.pdf

The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No
Caucus contact details
Address
Coordinator of the Women's Parliamentary Network in the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia
Trg Nikole Pasica 13 B
11000 Belgrade
Serbia