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Parliament

Caucuses

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

Women

Caucus name
Women Parliamentarians' Caucus
Date of creation
01.2006
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
No
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
No
Issues dealt with by the caucus
- 1. Increasing the participation of women in politics. 2. Safeguarding women's rights and gender equality. 3. Preventing violations and harassment of all kinds against women. 4. Looking into the welfare of women workers, including migrant workers. 5. Alleviating poverty among underprivileged women and widows and providing them with vocational training and facilities. 6. Improving education for women. 7. Looking into women's health-related problems. 8. Providing legal aid and counselling. 9. Enacting legislation for the betterment of women 10. Contributing to development of the country in general.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
Yes