United Kingdom

Specialized body - Women's caucus

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Women in Parliament
(January 2010)


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
The focus of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Women in Parliament is on more female representation in politics and portrayal of women in the media. The APPG brings together MPs and peers to discuss and campaign for increasing the number of women in Parliament in all parties and, and to support women in Parliament and those standing for public office. The Fawcett Society runs the APPG on behalf of the officers and members.

Creation of the new parliamentary select committee on Women and Equality on 3 June 2015 as recommended by the Group in their 2014 report: "Improving Parliament: Creating a better and more representative House".
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
The caucus has a communication plan