Constitution and Legislative Reform

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Monday, May 19, 2014
Shaheer George
Egyptian political activist Shaheer George speaks about the 2014 constitution, the role of civil society in advancing women's rights after the 2011 revolution and the different perspectives on women's political empowerment across generations.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Reforms stressed to strengthen women political leadership, Pakistan
Women political participation in Pakistan is constrained due to deep-rooted gender inequality and politics of patronage. There is need to not only sensitize political leadership but also introduce broader legislative and electoral reforms to...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Libya: Seize Chance to Protect Women's Rights
Watch video: Historic Time to Entrench Rights through Participation, New Laws and Constitution Seize Chance to Protect Women's Rights Published on May 26, 2013
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Egypt women: Rights on paper, not yet on ground
Women activists say they won a major step forward with Egypt's new constitution, which enshrined greater rights for women. But months after its passage, they're worrying whether those rights will be implemented or will turn out to be merely ink on...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Women in Tunisia's Transition: Claiming Their Space
The National Democratic Institute and The Aspen Institutecordially invite you to attend a discussion on: Women in Tunisia's Transition: Claiming Their Space Wednesday, May 21, 201410:00-11:00 a.m. Location:National Democratic Institute455...
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Women Building Peace
This volume looks back at a wealth of women’s peacebuilding practice documented by Accord since 1998. Case studies from Cambodia,  Sierra Leone, northern Uganda, Papua New Guinea–Bougainville, Northern  Ireland, Angola, Sudan, Indonesia–Aceh and ...
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Austerity Measures in Developing Countries: Public Expenditure Trends and the Risks to Women and Children
This study examines how austerity measures may have adversely affected children and women in a sample of 128 developing countries in 2012. It relies on International Monetary Fund (IMF) fiscal projections and IMF country reports to gauge how social...
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
From Subjects to Citizens: Women in Post-Revolutionary Libya
Key points from ICAN’s Libya brief: Libya women played a crucial role in the revolution and were initially part of mediation and transition discussions, but have since been dismissed as stake holders by the transitional government and international...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Constitutional Reform Processes and Political Parties. Principles for Practice
This publication provides a set of guiding principles for constitutional reform based on practical experiences of constitutional reform processes in a number of countries (Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa)....
Friday, May 02, 2014
The 2011 Moroccan Constitution: A Critical Analysis
In the context of a protest movement that started in Tunisia in December 2010 and that spread throughout North Africa and West Asia, close to 200,000 Moroccans took to the streets in 53 cities to demand rapid change in their country. In an effort...
Friday, May 02, 2014
The Tunisian Constituent Assembly’s By-laws: A Brief Analysis
In December 2010, the Tunisian people ignited a process of change that has impacted upon all of North Africa. A Constituent Assembly was elected in October 2011, which had as its main mission to elaborate the country’s and the region’s first truly...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Our Motherland, Our Country: Gender Discrimination and Statelessness in the Middle East and North Africa
Gender discrimination in nationality laws occurs when women cannot acquire, change, retain or pass on their nationality to their children and/or non-national spouses on an equal basis as men. Gender discrimination in nationality laws can result in...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Discrimination Against Women in Bahraini Society and Legislation
The attached report was submitted by the Bahrain Center for Human Rights to the CEDAW (Convention for the Eliminatin of Discrimination Against Women) Committee. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights is is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization, ...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Only Until the Rice is Cooked? The Domestic Violence Act, Familial Ideology, and Cultural Narratives in Sri Lanka
In August 2005, the Sri Lankan Parliament unanimously passed the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act No 34 (PDVA), marking the culmination of a legal advocacy process initiated by a coalition of women’s NGOs in 1999. The unanimous vote, however...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Women Members of the Constituent Assembly: A summary of a study on contribution of women in constitution making in Nepal
This publication reveals stories of leadership, struggle and achievement of the 197 women in the Constituent Assembly in Nepal. It documents the initiatives, roles and challenges of the women members of the Constituent Assembly and at the same time...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Enhancing youth political participation throughout the electoral cycle
The inclusion of youth in formal politics is important, as the 2011/2012 arab States popular uprisings and various occupy movements have demonstrated. In countries in transition, fresh ideas and new leadership can help to overcome authoritarian...
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Promoting Women: Transforming Women into Leaders
This edition of 'The Parliamentarian' by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association focuses on women in parliaments.  It includes a piece by Charles Chauvel, UNDP's Parliamentary Development Advisor, on promoting women's political representation and...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
National Action Plan on Women's Equal Participation in Public Service
The evidence has never been clearer that women’s political, economic, and social participation and leadership are vital to development. Countries where women are fairly represented in government enjoy greater security, higher levels of development,...