gender-responsive legislation

Handbook for Legislation on Violence Against Women

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How to Be a Gender–Responsive Legislator

This handbook was developed to guide legislators in taking a critical look at the law-making processes and refining these toward gender responsiveness. It provides the fundamental information on gender and development in the context of law-making. It includes concepts about gender, gender equality, gender and legislature, women’s legislative agenda, guide questions on developing gender-responsive legislation and legal standards or instruments supporting gender-responsive laws.