Brazil

Caucuses

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

Women

Caucus name
Bancada Femenina del Congreso Nacional Brasileño
Date of creation
01.1988
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
No
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
Issues dealt with by the caucus
- The Caucus introduced the following laws or practices: Maria da Penha Law on Domestic Violence; the Quota Act; the Ratification of CEDAW Protocol; the Act on reconstructive surgery for women with breast cancer; the implementation of a telephone assistance to victims of domestic violence; the creation of the Special Prosecutor for Women in the House, which receives and transfers to the competent bodies complaints and concerns of people regarding discussion and approval of bills, draft amendment to the Constitution and public policy discussion.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No