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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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Candidates running for the position of Mayor of Lima arrived at the launch of the "Guide for a Livable City": Manuel Velarde, Jorge Villacorta, Jorge Muñoz, Norma Yarrow (representing candidate Renzo Reggiardo) and Gustavo Guerra García. Photo credit: International IDEA.

Candidates running for the position of Mayor of Lima arrived at the launch of the "Guide for a Livable City": Manuel Velarde, Jorge Villacorta, Jorge Muñoz, Norma Yarrow (representing candidate Renzo Reggiardo) and Gustavo Guerra García. Photo credit: International IDEA.

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From the right: Andrew Bradley, Heidi Hautala, Claudia de Castro Caldeirinha, Marilyn Neven and H.E. Costello. Photo credit: Susanne Connolly.

From the right: Andrew Bradley, Heidi Hautala, Claudia de Castro Caldeirinha, Marilyn Neven and H.E. Costello. Photo credit: Susanne Connolly.

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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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