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Zimbabwe

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Senate

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Caucuses

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

Women

Caucus name
Zimbabwe Women's Parliamentary Caucus
Date of creation
01.2001
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
No
Notes
Membership to the Caucus is open to all Zimbabwean Women Members of Parliament and Associate Members, upon payment of a prescribed fee. An Associate Member is any former woman Member of the Parliament of Zimbabwe.
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
Issues dealt with by the caucus
- Successfully lobbied for the inclusion of specific measures to protect women’s rights in the following legislative processes: Sexual Offense act, Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment No. 17 Bill- passed in September 2005; <br> Section 23 of the Lanchester House Constitution- part of the Declaration of Rights; Land reform; <br> Advocated to pass the Domestic Violence Act and to increase women in decision-making positions. - Domestic Violence Bill, Second Offences Bill - Yes - Active participation in the Constitution making process 2009-2013; Gender mainstreaming review of existing gender insensitive legislation and policies
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
No