Botswana

National Assembly

Caucuses

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

Women

Caucus name
Parliamentary Caucus on Women
Date of creation
04.2011
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
Yes
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
Issues dealt with by the caucus
• Consider any report submitted to Parliament by the Minister responsible for women’s affairs and any other Minister, and to advise on the measures to be undertaken by Government to improve the position and status of women within the purview of laws, rules, regulations, policies and programmes
• Promote the adequate representation of women in all elective bodies, and decision making positions
• Examine measures taken by Government and other agencies to educate the public on all laws, policies and programmes affecting women
• Examine measures adopted by Government in relation to the development of women and their empowerment
• Examine the impact of welfare programmes on women
• Examine the impact of laws on women, and promote the eradication of provisions which inhibit or adversely affect them.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
Yes
Caucus contact details
Address
PO Box 240
Gaborone
Botswana
Phone number
+267-3616800
Fax number
+267-3913103