In order to raise the discourse on political party transparency, the WFD invited eligible applicants, members of political parties from the Western Balkans or persons affiliated to political party think tanks or political party research institutes to prepare a brief case study on the transparency of their political party. Friday 14 August 2020 10:30 CET, […]
23 July 2020: Gender-Sensitive Post-Legislative Scrutiny with PLS and gender experts
Legislation intervenes in the life of all but does not impact everyone in the same way. Women, men, and non-binary people, the young and the old, persons with and without disabilities, people of distinct race and ethnic origin are all affected differently, because of their different needs and situations and because of existing structural inequalities in society.
Gender-sensitive post-legislative scrutiny adds a gender perspective to inquiries into whether legislation has produced (positive or negative, unintended or unexpected) impacts on gender results and outcomes. This approach to scrutiny is essential to ensuring that legislation at the very least does not harm and, at its very best, delivers better lifetime opportunities for those facing structural disadvantage.
However, gender-sensitive post-legislative scrutiny is not yet frequently practiced by parliaments. This discussion is part of a broader project to work with practitioners to bring in practices that can better understand the impact of legislation from a gender perspective.
Thursday 23 July
10:00 a.m. UK time
Online event – Register to attend
- Dr Maria Mousmouti, Lecturer in Law, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London
- Dr Tom Caygill, Lecturer in Politics, Newcastle University
- Dr Sonia Palmieri, Policy Fellow (Gender), Australian National University
- Sheila Quinn, Gender Expert
Promoting women’s political leadership is central to WFD’s work. Having women in positions of leadership results in better outcomes for women and girls and society as a whole. It delivers progress in policy areas vital for economic growth and development, such as health, education and infrastructure. Even without these quantifiable dividends, the argument for women’s […]
Overwhelming evidence shows that human activity has a dangerous impact on the climate and our ecosystems. Yet, most political systems have failed to address climate and other environmental crises. Strong environmental governance and rule of law is crucial to supporting sustainable development as well as inclusive democratic governance. To mark the launch of our new […]