IPU Member Parliaments commit to accelerating gender equality

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IPU Member Parliaments commit to accelerating gender equality


Esperance Nyirasafari (Rwanda), Ivan Flores (Chile)/  IPU

Parliamentarians from around the world have adopted the Kigali Declaration Gender equality and gender-sensitive parliaments as drivers of change for a more resilient and peaceful world at the end of the 145th IPU Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda.  

The Declaration represents a milestone in progress towards gender equality and gender-sensitive parliaments. It encourages IPU Members to step up their efforts to promote gender equality in institutions and society.

The Declaration recommends that parliaments implement electoral gender quotas to achieve parity in political decision-making; ensure law-making and budgeting is gender responsive; place vulnerable populations at the centre of parliamentary action; and end gender-based discrimination and violence.

Click here to read the full article published by The Inter-Parliamentary Union on 17 October 2022.

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