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Regional Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (RWPC)

Composition and Functions of the RWPC

  1. The Regional Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (RWPC) shall comprise Chairpersons of National Women’s Parliamentary Caucuses and all female Representatives of the Forum.
  2. The Chairperson of RWPC shall be an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee of the Forum.
  3. The Chairperson and Vice- Chairperson of the RWPC shall be elected from among the Chairpersons of the National Women’s Parliamentary Caucuses and shall adhere to the principle of rotation.
  4. The RWPC shall submit its report to the Executive Committee for noting.
  5. The RWPC shall report directly to the Plenary Assembly.

The functions of the RWPC shall include the following:

  1. lobbying and advocacy on equal and equitable representation of women in political and decision-making positions in SADC Member States in line with the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development and other continental and international instruments;
  2. creating a platform for women Parliamentarians to mobilise on women’s agenda for equality, equity and effective representation of women in Parliament and political parties;
  3. capacity development for women Parliamentarians for effective participation and performance; and
  4. creating avenues for knowledge sharing by women Parliamentarians at Regional level.

Reporting of the RPMLOC

  1. The RPMLOC, constituted in accordance with Article 16 of the Constitution, shall submit its report to the Executive Committee for noting.
  2. The RPMLOC shall report directly to the Plenary Assembly.

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The Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF) was established in 1997 in accordance with Article 9 (2) of the SADC Treaty as an autonomous institution of SADC It is a regional inter-parliamentary body composed of Thirteen (14) parliaments representing over 3500 parliamentarians in the SADC region. Read More

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