Constitution and Legislative Reform

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Monday, May 13, 2019
Guinea adopts Law on Parity, securing equal representation of women on electoral lists
The Republic of Guinea adopted on 2 May, a Law on Parity that says women must make fifty per cent of the candidate lists for elective positions. Article 2 of the Law, which was adopted by a unanimous vote, stipulates that: "Parity applies to any...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Gender Justice & The Law: Assessment of laws affecting gender equality in the Arab States region
Conducted by UNDP, UN Women, UNFPA, and ESCWA, this study on Gender Justice & the Law in the Arab States Region provides a comprehensive assessment of laws and policies affecting gender equality and protection against gender-based violence in...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Government of Solomon Islands Supports Temporary Special Measure Policy for Women in Parliament
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has moved a Motion in Parliament to consider the White Paper on the proposed new election system for Solomon Islands. Apart from addressing some of the shortfalls in the current first past the post system, Prime...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Gender-sensitive reforms in parliament are necessary to eliminate violence against women
The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) follows up its landmark study on sexism against women MPs with an initiative to advance gender-sensitive reforms in parliament. On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, IPU launched...
Monday, October 03, 2016
Guide on Constitution Assessment for Women's Equality
The constitution-building process provides an extraordinary opportunity for women and gender-equality advocates to participate in the framing of democratic institutions. The Constitution Assessment for Women’s Equality helps users analyse a...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Global Report on Gender Equality in Public Administration
Gender equality is both an essential development goal in its own right and a driver of human development. International law recognizes that everyone has a right to participate in public life, but it remains an ongoing challenge to achieve women’s...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Gloria Scott, President of the Liberian Constitutional Review Committee on women in constitution-building processes
Gloria Scott shares her experiences on how women have been included in the Constitution building process in Liberia. October 2013, Den Hague, Interview conducted by Lotte Geunis,
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Gender in the new Tunisian Constitution - UNDP Fact Sheet
The new Constitution of Tunisia was adopted by an overwhelming majority of the country’s National Constituent Assembly on Sunday evening, January 26 2014, and signed and promulgated in a ceremony at the Assembly on January 27 2014. It is a historic...
Friday, January 24, 2014
Gender-responsive Public Procurement
The Government of Iraq is in the process of drafting a public procurement law. This drafting phase provides an opportunity to incorporate specific incentives for women within the law. It is expected that with these provisions, Iraqi women’s...
Monday, April 22, 2013
Guaranteeing Equality between Women and Men in the Constitution
A paper on gender sensitive constitution drafting in phases of transition.   (We invite our users to read the complete report here)
Monday, September 24, 2012
Gender Equality in Elected Office in Asia-Pacific: Six Actions to Expand Women’s Empowerment
  The recommendations in Gender Equality in Elected Office in Asia-Pacific: Six Actions to Expand Women’s Empowerment offer multiple policies to speed up gender equality. As every country has its own specific social, political, economic and...
Monday, May 21, 2012
GLOBAL WOMEN LEADERS TO DISCUSS WOMEN’S RIGHTS & DEMOCRATIC TRANSITION IN THE WAKE OF THE ARAB SPRING   What do Islamist victories across the Middle East mean for the future of democracy and women’s rights? Will the Arab world follow in Iran’s...
Friday, March 25, 2011
Gender Equality Laws: Global Good Practice and A Review of Five Southeast Asian Countries
The publication of Gender Equality Laws: Global Good Practice and A Review of Five Southeast Asian Countries, in part a response to the call from States parties for a resource establishing good practice guiding principles, is therefore a timely and...
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Gender Equality and Good Governance : Improving Services for Women
To see details of the event please see the attached flyer.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Gender Mainstreaming in the Americas
This consolidated response highlights some of the important aspects and examples of mainstreaming gender into legislative frameworks in the Americas. Some of these include the creation of national machineries to promote gender equal policies, the...
Friday, June 20, 2008
Gender Mainstreaming in South-East Asia
This consolidated response highlights the role of international organizations, national governments, and non-profit women’s organizations in mainstreaming gender into national policies and legislation of the South-East Asian countries.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Gender Equality for Development Effectiveness
This paper describes experiences of the CIS countries with integrating gender equality in national policies and budgets. It includes recommendations on improving gender analysis throughout national plans, strengthening links between policy and...
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Gender Training for Security Sector Personnel
This tool is designed to provide a basic introduction to SSR and gender issues for the staff of national governments (including in donor countries), security sector institutions, and regional and international organisations, responsible for the...