United Republic of Tanzania

National Assembly

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Tanzanian Women Parliamentarians Group (TWPG)
(January 1997)

About

Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
Yes
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
Notes
-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
Yes

Activities

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.