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Zimbabwe, English

In addition to the report it is required to submit in terms of section 323, the Zimbabwe Gender Commission may, through the appropriate Minister, submit reports to Parliament on particular matters relating to gender issues which, in the Commission’s opinion, should be brought to the attention of Parliament. (Sec. 247)

Gender Equality Machineries

Zimbabwe, English

The following are the independent Commissions—

(c) the Zimbabwe Gender Commission;
… (Sec. 232)

Gender Equality Machineries

Zimbabwe, English

The Zimbabwe Gender Commission has the following functions—
(a) to monitor issues concerning gender equality to ensure gender equality as provided in this Constitution;
(b) to investigate possible violations of rights relating to gender;
(c) to receive and consider complaints from the public and to take such action in regard to the complaints as it considers appropriate;
(d) to conduct research into issues relating to gender and social justice, and to recommend changes to laws and practices which lead to discrimination based on gender;
(e) to advise public and private institutions on steps to be taken to ensure gender equality;
(f) to recommend affirmative action programmes to achieve gender equality;
(g) to recommend prosecution for criminal violations of rights relating to gender;
(h) to secure appropriate redress where rights relating to gender have been violated; and
(i) to do everything necessary to promote gender equality. (Sec. 246)

Gender Equality Machineries

Zimbabwe, English

(1) There is a commission to be known as the Zimbabwe Gender Commission consisting of—
(a) a chairperson appointed by the President after consultation with the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders; and
(b) eight other members , of whom—
(i) seven are appointed by the President from a list of not fewer than twelve nominees submitted by the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders; and
(ii) one is a nominee of the National Council of Chiefs, appointed by the President.
(2) Members of the Zimbabwe Gender Commission must be chosen for their integrity and their knowledge and understanding of gender issues in social, cultural, economic and political spheres, and the genders must be equally represented on the Commission. (Sec. 245)

Gender Equality Machineries

Egypt, Arabic

يحدّد القانون المجالس الوطنية المستقلة، ومنها المجلس القومى لحقوق الإنسان، والمجلس القومي للمرأة، والمجلس القومي للطفولة والأمومة، والمجلس القومي للأشخاص ذوى الإعاقة، ويبيّن القانون كيفيّة تشكيل كلّ منها، واختصاصاتها، وضمانات استقلال وحياد أعضائها، ولها الحقذ فى إبلاغ السّلطات العامّة عن أى انتهاك يتعلق بمجال عملها. ... (المادّة 214)

Egypt, English

The law shall specify the independent national councils, including the National Council for Human Rights, the National Council for Women, the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood, and the National Council for Disabled Persons. The law shall state the composition, mandates, and guarantees for the independence and neutrality of their respective members. Each council shall have the right to report to the competent authorities any violations pertaining to their fields of work. … (Art. 214)

Gender Equality Machineries

Morocco, Arabic

تسهر الهيأة المكلّفة بالمناصفة ومحاربة جميع أشكال التّمييز، المحدثة بموجب الفصل 19 من هذا الدستور،
بصفة خاصة، على احترام الحقوق والحرّيات المنصوص عليها في الفصل المذكور، مع مراعاة الاختصاصات المسندة للمجلس الوطني لحقوق الإنسان. (الفصل164)

Morocco, English

The authority charged with parity and with the struggle against all forms of discrimination, created by virtue of Article 19 of this Constitution, sees[,] notably[,] to the respect for the rights and freedoms specified in said Article, under reserve of the attributions devolved to the National Council of the Rights of Man. (Art. 164)

Gender Equality Machineries

Morocco, Arabic

يتمتّع الرّجل والمرأة، على قدم المساواة، بالحقوق والحرّيات المدنيّة والسياسيّة والاقتصاديّة والاجتماعيّة والثقافية والبيئية، الواردة في هذا الباب من الدستور، وفي مقتضياته الأخرى، وكذا في الاتفاقيات والمواثيق الدّولية، كما صادق عليها المغرب، وكل ذلك في نطاق أحكام الدستور وثوابت المملكة وقوانينها.
تسعى الدولة إلى تحقيق مبدأ المناصفة بين الرجال والنّساء.
وتُحدث لهذه الغاية، هيئة للمناصفة ومكافحة كل أشكال التمييز. (الفصل19)

Morocco, English

The man and the woman enjoy, in equality, the rights and freedoms of civil, political, economic, social, cultural and environmental character, enounced in this Title and in the other provisions of the Constitution, as well as in the international conventions and pacts duly ratified by Morocco and this, with respect for the provisions of the Constitution, of the constants [constantes] of the Kingdom and of its laws.
The State works for the realization of parity between men and women.
An Authority for parity and the struggle against all forms of discrimination is created, to this effect. (Art. 19)

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Rwanda, English

The National Women Council is an independent institution in its management.
A Law shall determine the responsibilities, organization and functioning of the Council and its relationship with other State organs. (Art. 187)

Rwanda, French

Le Conseil National des Femmes est un organe doté d’une autonomie de gestion. Une loi détermine la mission, l’organisation et le fonctionnement dudit Conseil ainsi que ses rapports avec les autres organes de l’Etat. (Art. 187)

Rwanda, Kinyarwanda

Inama y’Igihugu y’Abagore ni urwego rwigenga mu mikorere yarwo. Itegeko rigena inshingano imiterere, imikorere, n’imikoranire yayo n’izindi nzego za Leta. (Ingingo ya 187)

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Rwanda, English

Gender Monitoring Office is an independent public institution.
Gender Monitoring Office shall submit each year its program and activity report to the Cabinet and provide a copy thereof to other State organs as may be determined by the Law.
A Law shall determine the responsibilities, organisation and functioning of this Office. (Art. 185)

Rwanda, French

L’Observatoire du «Gender» est une institution publique indépendante. L’Observatoire du « Gender » adresse chaque année au Gouvernement son programme et rapport d’activités et en réserve copie aux autres organes de l’Etat déterminés par la loi. Une loi détermine la mission, l’organisation et le fonctionnement de cet Observatoire. (Art. 185)

Rwanda, Kinyarwanda

Urwego rushinzwe kugenzura Iyubahirizwa ry’Uburinganire n’Ubwuzuzanye bw’Abagore n’Abagabo mu Iterambere ry’Igihugu ni urwego rw’Igihugu rwigenga mu mikorere yarwo. Urwego rushinzwe kugenzura Iyubahirizwa ry’Uburinganire n’Ubwuzuzanye bw’Abagore n’Abagabo mu Iterambere ry’Igihugu rushyikiriza buri mwaka Guverinoma porogaramu na raporo z’ibikorwa byarwo, izindi nzego za Leta ziteganywa n’itegeko zikagenerwa kopi. Itegeko rigena inshingano, imiterere n’imikorere by’urwo rwego. (Ingingo ya 185)

Gender Equality Machineries

South Africa, English

(1) The Commission for Gender Equality must promote respect for gender equality and the protection, development and attainment of gender equality.
(2) The Commission for Gender Equality has the power, as regulated by national legislation, necessary to perform its functions, including the power to monitor, investigate, research, educate, lobby, advise and report on issues concerning gender equality.
(3) The Commission for Gender Equality has the additional powers and functions prescribed by national legislation. (Sec. 187)