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Guyana, English

(1) The Women and Gender Equality Commission shall promote national recognition and acceptance that women’s rights are human rights, respect for gender equality and the protection, development and attainment of gender equality.
(2) The Women and Gender Equality Commission shall consist of persons from each of the categories referred to in subparagraphs (a) ,(b) and (c), appointed by the President as follows –
(a) not less than five nor more than fifteen members, with expertise in women’s and gender equality issues, nominated by entities, by a consensual mechanism determined by the National Assembly, after the entities which shall include the Women’s Advisory Committee of the Trade Union Congress, are determined by the votes of not less than two-thirds of all the elected members of the National Assembly;
(b) the Administrator of the Women’s Affairs Bureau, by whatever name that office is designated; and
(c) a member who shall be a nominee, without the right to vote, chosen by and from each of the following commissions: the Human Rights Commission, Ethnic Relations Commission, Indigenous Peoples’ Commission, and Rights of the Child Commission. (Art. 212Q)

Gender Equality Machineries

Guyana, English

In addition to the functions specified in article 212J(2), the functions of the Women and Gender Equality Commission are to-
(a) promote the issues related to the enhancement of the status of women, girls and gender issues;
(b) promote the integration of women’s needs and interests and mainstreaming of gender issues;
(c) promote the empowerment of women;
(d) promote women’s rights as human rights;
(e) raise the awareness of the contribution of women and problems faced by women including the recognition and value of unwaged work;
(f) promote women’s needs, interests, and concerns in the wider spectrum of economic and social development and address both the practical and strategic needs of women as being different from those of men;
(g) educate and monitor employers and the public on desirable employment practices in relation to women;
(h) monitor compliance and make recommendations for the compliance with international instruments to which the Government accedes from time to time, including those already acceded to and which relate to the purpose of the Commission;
(i) evaluate any system of personal and family law, customs and practices or any law likely to affect gender equality or the status of women and make recommendations to the National Assembly with regard thereto;
(j) recommend and promote the implementation of legislation and the formulation of policies and measures so as to enhance and protect the status of women;
(k) promote, initiate or cause to be carried out research and the creation of databases on women and gender related issues including those of health, especially reproductive health, violence against women and the family, and their socio-economic and political status, as the Commission may deem relevant or as may be referred to it by the National Assembly;
(l) promote consultation and cooperation with women’s organisations in relation to decision-making that affects the lives of women;
(m) recommend training and technical assistance to support initiatives by and for women and girls; and
(n) promote the participation of women in national decision-making. (Art. 212R)

Gender Equality Machineries

Guyana, English

(1) There are hereby established the following Commissions, the goals of which are to strengthen social justice and the rule of law –

(b) the Women and Gender Equality Commission;
… (Art. 212G)

Gender Equality Machineries

Nepal, English

(1) There shall be a National Women Commission in Nepal consisting of a Chairperson and four other members.

(6) Any person who possesses the following qualifications is eligible to be appointed as the Chairperson or member of National Women Commission:-
(a) a woman who has made a significant contribution for the rights, interest of women or gender justice or women development or in the field of human rights and law for at least ten years,
(b) holds a Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university in case of the Chairperson,
(c) has attained the age of forty-five,
(d) is not a member of any political party immediately before the appointment, and
(e) possesses high moral character,
… (Art. 252)

Nepal, Nepali

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-s_ sDtLdf bz jif{ dlxnfsf] xs, lxt jf n}+lus Gofo jf dlxnf ljsf; jf dfgj clwsf/ / sfg"gsf] If]qdf dxTjk"0f{ of]ubfg k'¥ofPsf] dlxnf,
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-u_ k}+tfln; jif{ pd]/ k"/f u/]sf],
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-ª_ pRr g}lts rl/q ePsf] .
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Gender Equality Machineries

Nepal, English

(1) Functions, duties and powers of the Federal Women Commission shall be as follows:-
(a) To formulate policies and programs regarding women welfare for the Government of Nepal and forward them to the Government for implementation,
(b) To review whether or not statutes related to women’s welfare are executed, and whether the international covenant signed by Nepal, as a signatory, has been executed, and to forward a recommendation to the Government of Nepal in case they are found not to have been executed,
(c) To monitor, review and evaluate policies and programs implemented by the State to bring women into the mainstream of national development such as proportionate representation in all of the state agencies, and to forward a recommendation to the Government of Nepal for an effective implementation of those provisions, (d) To carry out research and studies regarding gender equality, women empowerment, other legal provisions concerning women, and to forward a recommendation to the concerned bodies regarding the areas to be amended in those laws, and to monitor the same,
(e) To monitor the government regarding report to be submitted by the Government of Nepal in matters related to international covenant and treaties to which Nepal is a party,
(f) To forward a recommendation to concerned authority to lodge a petition in the court, in accordance with the law, in matters related with gender violence, and women deprived of women rights due to social malpractices, (2) The National Women Commission may delegate, some of its rights to the Chairperson of the Commission, member, or an officer of the Government of Nepal, to be exercised in compliance with the conditions specified. (3) Other functions, duties and powers of the National Women Commission shall be as specified in Federal law. (Art. 253)

Nepal, Nepali

-!_ /fli6«o dlxnf cfof]usf] sfd, st{Jo / clwsf/ b]xfo adf]lhd x'g]5M–
-s_ dlxnfsf] xs lxt;Fu ;/f]sf/ /fVg] gLlt tyf sfo{qmdsf] th'{df u/L sfof{Gjogsfnflu g]kfn ;/sf/ ;dIf k]z ug]{,
-v_ dlxnfsf] xs lxt;Fu ;DalGwt sfg"g jf g]kfn kIf ePsf] cGt/f{li6«o ;lGw jf ;Demf}tf cGtu{tsf] bfloTj sfof{Gjog eP jf gePsf] ljifodf cg'udg u/L To;sf] k|efjsf/L kfng jf sfof{Gjogsf] pkfo ;lxt g]kfn ;/sf/nfO{ ;'emfj lbg],
-u_ dlxnfnfO{ /fli6«o ljsf;sf] d"n k|jfxdf ;dflxt ug{ tyf /fHosf ;a} lgsfodf ;dfg'kflts ;xeflutf ;'lglZrt ug{ df}h"bf gLlt tyf sfo{qmdsf] ;dLIff, cg'udg tyf d"Nof+sg ug]{ / To;sf] k|efjsf/L sfof{Gjogsfnflu g]kfn ;/sf/nfO{ l;kmfl/; ug]{,
-3_ n}+lus ;dfgtf, dlxnf ;zQmLs/0f tyf dlxnf;Fu ;DalGwt sfg"gL Joj:yfsf] cWoog, cg';Gwfg u/L To:tf sfg"gdf ug'{kg]{ ;'wf/sf ;DaGwdf ;DalGwt lgsfonfO{ l;kmfl/; ug]{ / ;f]sf] cg'udg ug]{,
-ª_ dlxnf clwsf/;Fu ;DalGwt g]kfn kIf ePsf] cGt/f{li6«o ;lGw jf ;Demf}tfdf ePsf] Joj:yf adf]lhd g]kfnn] k7fpg' kg]{ k|ltj]bg tof/Lsf ;DaGwdf g]kfn ;/sf/nfO{ ;'emfj lbg],
-r_ dlxnf lx+;f jf ;fdflhs s'/Lltaf6 kLl8t ePsf] jf dlxnf clwsf/ k|of]u ug{ glbPsf] jf jl~rt u/]sf] ljifodf s'g} JolQm jf ;+:yf lj?4 d'2f bfo/ ug'{kg]{ cfjZostf b]lvPdf sfg"g adf]lhd cbfntdf d'2f bfo/ ug{ ;DalGwt lgsfo ;dIf l;kmfl/; ug]{ .
-@_ /fli6«o dlxnf cfof]un] cfˆgf] sfd, st{Jo / clwsf/ dWo] s'g} sfd, st{Jo / clwsf/ cfof]usf] cWoIf, s'g} ;b:o jf g]kfn ;/sf/sf] s'g} sd{rf/LnfO{ tf]lsPsf] zt{sf] cwLgdf /xL k|of]u tyf kfng ug{] u/L k|Tofof]hg ug{ ;Sg]5 .
-#_ /fli6«o dlxnf cfof]usf] cGo sfd, st{Jo, clwsf/ tyf tt\;DaGwL cGo Joj:yf ;+3Lo sfg"g adf]lhd x'g]5 . -wf/f @%#_

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

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)