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Chamber of Deputies

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Caucuses

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

Women

Caucus name
General Coordination of Women's Rights
Date of creation
01.2013
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
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 amendments to the Constitution and public policy discussion. Other issues the caucus focuses on: - women in politics: encouraging women to get involved in politics - Child well-being and sole-parent family structure
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
No
Caucus contact details
Address
Palácio do Congresso Nacional, Praça dos Três Poderes
Brasília -
70 160-900
Brazil
Phone number
+55-6132158817