Parliamentary gender caucuses bring together legislators committed to advancing women’s rights and gender equality to coordinate their efforts and accelerate progress. There is no set form for these groups; rather, they should be designed to accomplish the specific goals of the individuals seeking to form the caucus, taking into consideration the national socio-political context.
The handbook has three sections. The first outlines five key considerations to address when designing a gender caucus. Accompanying these considerations are questions to prompt discussion with potential caucus members, as well as recommended strategies to help ensure success. The second section features three case studies of gender caucuses from across the hemisphere to showcase the different forms these groups can take. The final page suggests additional resources that can help support the creation of a gender caucus.