United Republic of Tanzania

National Assembly


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

Caucus name
Tanzanian Women Parliamentarians Group (TWPG)
Date of creation
Formal or informal
The caucus is open to male MPs
The caucus is cross-party
-Non-partisan and includes both constituency and special-seat MPs.
-To broaden the support base for legislative efforts, the TWPG considers including male MPs as its honorary members.
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Issues dealt with by the caucus
-Created to foster effective participation of female MPs in the parliamentary processes, to increase women’s representation in parliament and to strengthen female MPs’ capacity to ‘mainstream and monitor gender equality within parliamentary affairs.
-TWPG identifies inheritance law, marriage law, sexual and reproductive health rights, and trafficking of women and children as the major areas that need legislative changes and policies.
Caucus contact details