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Gender equality and women’s empowerment: constitutional jurisprudence​

This exploratory study of constitutional jurisprudence on gender equality and women’s empowerment reveals a series of important findings regarding the current state of lived realities for women living under constitutions which purportedly provide for equality between men and women and prohibit discrimination based on gender. 

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International IDEA is committed to ensuring that gender equality is attained in democracy building. For democratic institutions and processes to have integrity and respond to the interests of all citizens, they must be inclusive of the plurality of groups in society.

By transforming unequal power relations, democracy promotes the equal distribution of power and influence between men and women. Central to the pursuit of democracy are policies and practices that seek to increase the participation, representation and leadership and decision making of women in politics, and reduce inequalities between men and women in all spheres of life.

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Apr
30
2018
C3 partners: International IDEA, Citizen Constitutional Forum, EU Delegation, Media Watch Group, Dialogue Fiji,  Pacific Center for Peace Building, Fiji Election Office

C3 partners: International IDEA, Citizen Constitutional Forum, EU Delegation, Media Watch Group, Dialogue Fiji,  Pacific Center for Peace Building, Fiji Election Office. Photo credit: International IDEA.

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Apr
13
2018
Photo credit: Marie Doucey, International IDEA

Photo credit: Marie Doucey, International IDEA

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Mar
13
2018
Facebook Live Q&A on gender-targeted public funding to support women in politics

Facebook Live Q&A on gender-targeted public funding to support women in politics

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ACE Project
African Union
Asia-Europe Foundation
Australian National University
Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF)
Commonwealth Secretariat
Electoral Tribunal of Mexico
Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)
Fortify Rights
Hanns Seidel Foundation
Inter-Parliamentary Union
Minority Rights Group International
National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)
Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD)
Oslo Governance Center
Stockholm University

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Rumbidzai Kandawasvika-Nhundu
Senior Programme Manager
Rumbidzai Kandawasvika-Nhundu is a gender equality advocate and practitioner with 25 years of progressively responsible engagement on gender equality and women’s political empowerment advocacy at national, regional and international levels through working in several countries in Africa, Asia and...
Jorge Valladares
Senior Programme Manager
Jorge Valladares’s focus is on the generation of comparative knowledge, policy analysis and practical tools on issues of democratic representation and participation, particularly political parties. His work aims to support party members, parliamentarians and public officials fulfill their...

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