About the Theme "Constitutional/Legal Reform"

The Constitutional/Legal Reform category looks at past experiences of constitutional reform in different regions, contexts, and degrees of religious influence. Constitutions, laws, and their formulation and execution form an important basis for understanding a government’s framework and approaches to women’s rights. There has been considerable debate and discussion on this topic across the MENA region, especially in connection to various interpretations of Islamic texts in relation to human rights.

Title Author(s) Country/Region Keywords Link
Gender and Constitution-Building:From Paper to Practice Meintjes, Sheila (Ed.) , , View Article
Legislating Gender, (Re)producing Rights: An Analysis of African Case Law Ijeoma, Aniekwu Nkolika & Nkiru U, Uzodike Eunice , , , View Article
The Constituent Assembly of Nepal: An Agenda for Women Cottrell, Jill View Article
Overcoming the Conflict between the Right to Freedom of Religion and Women’s Rights to Equality: A South African Case Study of Muslim Marriages Amien, Waheeda , , , View Article
A Virtuous Circle of Representation? Gender equality in South Africa Hassim, Shireen , , View Article
Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa N/A , , , , , View Article
Constitutional Engineering: What Opportunities for the Enhancement of Gender Rights? Waylen, Georgina , , , , , View Article
The ‘right to have rights’: Active citizenship and gendered social entitlements in Egypt, Lebanon and Palestine Abou-Habib, Lina , , , , , View Article
Constitutional Reform Processes and Political Parties. Principles for Practice N/A , , , , , , , , , View Article
The Constitution of Afghanistan and Women’s Rights Shah, Niaz , , , View Article
Constitutional Rights and Legislation Shoemaker, Jolynn , , , , View Article
The Politics of the Family Law Reform Movement in Contemporary Korea: A Contentious Space for Gender and the Nation Shin, Ki-young , , , , , , View Article
Democracy, Gender Equality, and Customry Law: Constitutionalizing Internal Cultural Disruption Williams, Susan H. , , , , View Article
The Role of Religion in Women’s Campaigns for Legal Reform in Nigeria Adamu, Fatima L. & Para-Mallam Oluwafunmilayo J. , , , , View Article
Drafting Egypt’s New Constitution Policy Paper Moustafa, Tamir , , , View Article
The women’s struggle for equality during South Africa’s transition to democracy Meintjes, Sheila , , View Article
Feminist Constitutionalism: Global Perspectives Baines,Beverley and Daphne Barak-Erez, Tsvi Kahana , , , , , , , , , , , View Article
Women Members of the Constituent Assembly: A study on contribution of women in constitution making in Nepal N/A , , , View Article
Institutional Openness and Resistance to Feminist Arguments: The Example of the South African Constitutional Court Bonthuys, Elsje , , , , , , View Article
Human Rights Provisions in the Second Amendment to the Indonesian Constitution from Shar‘ah Perspective Hosen, Nadirsyah , View Article
Islamic Feminism in India: Indian Muslim Women Activists and the Reform of Muslim Personal Law. Vatuk, Sylvia , , View Article