Burkina Faso

National Assembly

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Gender Caucus of the National Assembly
(January 2005)

About

The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
Notes
The caucus conducts consultations with political parties, women's organizations, civil society, and the Executive on the advantages of establishing a quota system in the context of legislative elections.

The caucus develops an annual plan of activities to promote greater involvement of women in development and good governance in Burkina Faso.
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
-Responsible for promoting the equitable involvement of women and men in the life of Parliament and in the political life of Burkina Faso
-Adoption of the Quota Law in 2009
-Inclusion of the principle of gender equality in the Constitution (2012)
-Adoption of the Law on Violence against Women (2015)

Contact information for the Committee