Colombia

Caucuses

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

Caucus name
Colombian Congressional Women's Caucus
Date of creation
07.2006
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
Issues dealt with by the caucus
- The Colombian Congressional Women's Caucus supported legislation and policies that address violence against women. Of particular importance is Law 1257 of 2008, which significantly increased sanctions and sentencing for violence and discrimination against women. The Caucus also supported the Equal Pay Act (1496 of 2011) and Law 1475 of 2012 on quotas for political-party and electoral lists which addressed the issue of women’s participation in elected office.
Caucus contact details
Phone number
+57-3825176