Bangladesh

Parliament

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Specialized body - Gender equality

Standing Committee on Ministry of Women and Children Affairs September 2019

About

Nature
Permanent
Themes
Gender equality

Members

Number of members
All Members 45 years of age or younger
Total 10 -
Male 4 -
Female 6 -

Chairperson(s)
(2020-01 - 2024-01)

Person
Meher Afroze (Female)
Date of birth: 01 Nov 1957
Political affiliation
Majority

Committee functions

The Committee has the following functions:

Mainstream gender equality into the work of (other) parliamentary committees and of Parliament as a whole
No information available
Scrutinise all Bills from a gender perspective
No information available
Scrutinise the Executive’s policy from a gender perspective
Yes
Obtain information from the Executive about the justification for actions or inaction which affect gender equality and women’s rights
Yes
Scrutinise State compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
Yes
Initiate inquiries of its own choosing
Yes
Scrutinise proposed treaties on gender equality, and other international treaties with implications for gender equality and women’s rights, and report to Parliament thereon, prior to ratification
No information available
Ascertain and review the Executive’s reasons for not acceding to or ratifying existing international human rights treaties on gender equality and women’s rights
No information available
Scrutinise the Executive’s response to human rights judgments - of national, regional and international courts – that have gender considerations
No information available
Monitor the adequacy of the existing national system for the promotion of gender equality
Yes
Review the allocation and expenditure of funds in the State budget to support measures to promote gender equality and protect women’s rights
No information available
Other important functions, please specify
No information available

Committee involvement in international and national reporting mechanisms

Such as the UN Human Rights Council and its' Universal Periodic Review, the UN CEDAW Committee etc.

Consulted in the preparation of the most recent national report to the CEDAW Committee
No information available
Included in the official delegation which orally presented the most recent national report to the CEDAW Committee
No information available
Discussed the conclusions and recommendations which the CEDAW Committee adopted as a result
No information available
Conducted hearings with the Executive about its plans to implement CEDAW conclusions and recommendations
No information available
Involved in the preparation of national reports to other international or regional mechanisms (Resolution 1325 of the United Nations Security Council on Women, peace and security, the Beijing Platform for action…)
No information available

Committee powers

The Committee has the power to:

Propose amendments to legislation
Yes
Introduce bills into Parliament
No information available
Initiate parliamentary debates on its reports or on subjects of its choosing
Yes
Carry out inquiries
Yes
Hold oral evidence hearings
No information available
Compel witnesses to attend
No information available
Compel the production of documents and papers
No information available
Make recommendations to the Executive
Yes
Conduct visits, including visits abroad
Yes
Access places of detention without notice
No information available

Committee working methods

The Committee:

Adopts an annual or longer-term work plan
No information available
Publishes reports on its work on the parliamentary website
No information available
Usually reaches consensus on the issues on which it reports
Yes
Systematically follows up its reports and recommendations
Yes
Reports regularly to Parliament on its activities
Yes
Number of specialised staff to service committee
No information available

Cooperation and coordination

The Committee regularly cooperates and coordinates (e.g. through sharing of reports; meetings; joint follow-up action) with:

Other parliamentary committees
Sometimes
Civil society organisations
Sometimes
National Human Rights Institution(s) and National Institution(s) for the promotion of gender equality
No information available
Academic institutions, including human rights and gender equality research institutes
Sometimes
The media
Sometimes

Contact information for the Committee

Contact / Address
No information available
Phone
+880-028171245
Fax number
No information available
E-mail
Web site

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No