Lao People's Democratic Republic

National Assembly


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

Caucus name
Lao Women Parliamentarians Caucus
Date of creation
Formal or informal
The caucus is open to male MPs
There are only women in the caucus, but many men parliamentarians support the women caucus' plan of action.
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Issues dealt with by the caucus
- The Caucus contributes to the law drafting process to improve the Lao legislation in regard of gender-based violence.
-Specific activities have included: development of a resolution on gender issues in parliaments for the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum in 2009; organization of female leadership training; gender training workshops for parliamentarians; gender screening of budgets and laws, as well as oversight of their implementation; and advocacy work for the advancement of women.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
The caucus has a communication plan
Caucus contact details