Constitution and Legislative Reform

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Monica Mutsvangwa
Monica Mutsvangwa is a Senator in Zimbabwe and Chair of the Women's Parliamentary Caucus.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Making Laws Work for Women and Men: A Practical Guide to Gender-Sensitive Legislation
This ODIHR guide looks at the legislative process as a vital entry point for gender mainstreaming, while taking into account the direct and tangible impact of legislation on people’s lives. It is primarily intended for members of parliament and...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Making laws work to end violence against women and girls
Preventing violence against women and girls (VAWG) requires more than adopting laws—they need to be effectively implemented. Parliamentarians, NGOs and legal officers met to discuss the issue at a regional conference for Eastern and Central Europe...
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Mauritania female MPs in move to protect women and girls
An agreement has been reached in Mauritania on action necessary to protect women and girls from child marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM) and other violence. The priorities set by women MPs include robust new laws and other measures targeted...
Monday, February 01, 2016
Mexican women politicians agree to a special protocol against political violence
In the state of Morelos (Mexico), it met last January 28 a group of women holding public office occupied or to arrange a special protocol for women who suffer political violence. The meeting is being held to coincide with the centenary of the first...
Friday, January 08, 2016
Ms. Margot Wallström, Swedish Foreign Minister, Defines as 'Medieval' Saudi Arabia's Treatment of Women
The Swedish Foreign Minister, Margot Wallström, declared that Saudi Arabia’s measures against women are ‘medieval’. The declarations followed the decision by the Saudi courts of ordering that Raif Badawi, who had created a webpage encouraging free...
Friday, July 04, 2014
More than quotas are needed for women in politics
While Lebanon suffers from a paucity of female politicians, establishing a quota is not the only way to bolster women’s participation in the political sphere, say members of UNDP’s Lebanese Electoral Assistance Program. Parties from all across the...
Friday, December 20, 2013
Mansour calls on women to participate in referendum in Egypt
Interim President Adly Manosur called upon Egyptian women to participate in the referendum on the draft constitution set to take place on 14 and 15 January 2014. In a conference organized by the National Council for women, Mansour’s speech which was...
Monday, March 18, 2013
More women in politics - how? , Scotland
Could the debate on Scotland's future be an opportunity to push for a more equal society? That was the question posed at a conference in Edinburgh this week - which asked if our European counterparts have the right idea when it comes to getting...
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Mixed feeling over reserved seats for women in Parliament, Zimbabwe
“I do not think that the constitution will improve or encourage women to participate in politics. In terms of the population we are more than men. Women are the ones who are voting men into power. We have women who are in Parliament who managed to...
Friday, March 25, 2011
Making the MDGs Work Better for Women: Implementing Gender-Responsive National Development Plans and Programmes
Important commitments have been made by Governments in the past years and the pivotal role of gender equality for development and poverty reduction has been recognized at all levels. However, a major challenge today is turning these commitments into...