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. As the second webinar in WFD’s two-part series on the topic, the session will examine two papers developed by Dr Maria Mousmouti of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, looking at post-legislative scrutiny of gender-specific legislation and the use of data in gender-sensitive post-legislative scrutiny.
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.
- Dr Maria Mousmouti
- Dr Lata Narayanaswamy (University of Leeds)
- Janet Veitch (Women’s Budget Group)