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Workshop: Edinburgh Women Constitution Makers Dialogue

October 24, 2019 - October 25, 2019

*This event is by invitation only*

International IDEA and the PSRP are hosting this event for women in constitution making processes. The event will begin with a review of the conceptual framework, including constitution building processes, constitutional design, constitutional implementation,  and the links between peacebuilding and constitutional reform from a gender perspective. Following this session, panelists will discuss case studies from The Gambia, Tunisia, Egypt, Nepal, Kenya, and The Maldives, before closing the event by identifying existing data and resource support for women in constitution making processes and gaps in the resources and support needed. Based on this, it will also consider participant interests in forging a Global Network of Women Constitution Makers and, if desired, hold initial discussions of its mandate and operations.

More information will be circulated to participants in due course.

Day One

Session I: Introduction to the conceptual framework on Women’s Participation, Representation and Influence in constitution making processes

Session II: Designing the Constitution Building Process: Entry points, challenges and implications for women’s participation and representation

Session III: Defining and Negotiating Women’s Strategic Constitutional Interests: intersectionalities and perspectives on ‘complementarity’ and the ‘human rights’ paradigm

Session IV: Constitutional Outcomes, Implementation Challenges and potential strategies for mitigation

Day Two

Session V: Peacebuilding and Constitutional Reform from a gender lens

Session VI: State Structure, Systems of Government and Electoral Systems

Session VII: Inclusion in politics, Special Measures, and Human Rights

Session VIII: Needs and Next Steps


October 24, 2019
October 25, 2019
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