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

Caucus name
Lesotho National Women’s Parliamentary Caucus
Date of creation
02.2018
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
Notes
Cross-party women’s caucus with inclusion of women from both the National Assembly and Senate.
Issues dealt with by the caucus
The caucus aims to provide the support necessary to promote a gender equality sensitive legislative and policy agenda and also push for women’s health rights issues to be treated with urgency. Women Parliamentarians play a critical role in exerting and maintaining political pressure, influencing and scrutinising policies and stimulating national responses to Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights as well as prevention of HIV and Gender Based Violence.

The caucus condemned child marriages and any form of violation of children’s rights, and it is committed to review of existing laws related to the protection of women and girls with the aim of amending them to ensure they are water tight with harsh penalties for sexual offences, gender based violence and child marriages.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
Caucus contact details