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


Caucus name
Zimbabwe Women's Parliamentary Caucus (2001-01)
Date of creation
Formal or informal
The caucus is open to male MPs
The caucus is cross-party
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
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; Section 23 of the Lanchester House Constitution- part of the Declaration of Rights; Land reform; Advocated to pass the Domestic Violence Act and to increase women in decision-making positions. - Domestic Violence Bill, Second Offences Bill - 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
The caucus has a communication plan
Caucus contact details