Senedd Women's Caucus

The Senedd Women’s Caucus is a cross-party forum for Members which brings together women parliamentarians across party lines to provide peer support and advance gender equality.

The Caucus is made up of all women Members of the Senedd, chaired by Joyce Watson MS and a Steering Group of representatives from each party.

Vision and Mission

Our vision

A gender equal and fully inclusive Wales, where:

  • everyone is empowered to engage with politics (as citizens and as elected representatives) regardless of their gender and other protected characteristics, including socio-economic status, and
  • policies, laws, programmes and budgets are designed to be sensitive to the diverse needs and experiences of the population.


Our mission

To bring together women Members of the Senedd from across the political parties to:

  • work purposefully, promoting and supporting women’s participation in politics and identifying current barriers within our parliamentary system.
  • develop and advocate policy and practice initiatives that address issues affecting our women parliamentarians and society.
  • advance the agreed agenda of the Caucus within political parties and other spheres of Senedd influence.


The Caucus may engage in a wide range of activities in pursuit of the progressive realisation of removing barriers to effective political participation and enhancing equality within the Senedd and in society.

Official Caucus Launch

The Senedd Women's Caucus was launched on 7 June 2023 at an event in the Senedd.

The event explored the role of parliaments in driving gender equality in society, experiences of women parliamentarians, and how women citizens engage with the work of parliaments.

Senator Fiona O’Loughlin, Chair of the Irish Women’s Caucus in the Oireachtas, gave an inspirational keynote speech and shared experiences from the Irish Women’s Parliamentary Caucus.

Caucus Chair, Joyce Watson MS, and the Llywydd, Rt Hon Elin Jones MS, also spoke about their experiences as women in public life and elected Members of the Senedd.



Contact the Senedd Women's Caucus

Welsh Parliament,
Cardiff Bay,
CF99 1SN



Chair: Joyce Watson MS


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