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Burundi

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National Assembly

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Caucuses

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

Women

Caucus name
Association of Women Parliamentarians of Burundi (AFEPABU)
Date of creation
01.2006
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 Constitution of the Republic of Burundi of 18 March 2005, Revision of the Electoral Code in September 2009. Law of 25 January 2010 on the organization of communal administration. Revision of the Penal Code of 22 April 2009. Workshop to raise awareness about the elimination of violence against women. Capacity building workshop for women parliamentarians in the areas of leadership, communication and advocacy. Consultative seminar on gender-based violence in Burundi. Workshop for the exchange of experiences with respect to gender and governance between women in parliament and the administration. Training for representatives of parliament (women parliamentarians), the government, civil society and the media in advocating and raising awareness about resolution 1325, for the development of strategies and a network for sharing information. Meetings and consultations in three regions of Burundi between women parliamentarians and local elected officials on the rights of women and the problem of gender-based violence. - Law of 5 January 2011 creating the Independent National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH).
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
No