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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 الحق 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

Zambia, English

1. There is established the Gender Equity and Equality Commission which shall have offices in the Provinces and progressively in districts.
2. The Gender Equity and Equality Commission shall promote the attainment and mainstreaming of gender equality.
3. The Gender Equity and Equality Commission shall—
a. monitor, investigate, research, educate, advise and report on issues concerning gender equality;
b. ensure institutions comply with legal requirements and other standards relating to gender equality;
c. take steps to secure appropriate redress to complaints relating to gender inequality, as prescribed; and
d. perform such other functions as prescribed. (Art. 231)

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

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

(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

Zimbabwe, English

The following are the independent Commissions—

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

Gender Equality Machineries

South Africa, English

(1) The Public Protector and the members of any Commission established by this Chapter3 must be women or men who—
(a) are South African citizens;
(b) are fit and proper persons to hold the particular office; and
(c) comply with any other requirements prescribed by national legislation.
(2) The need for a Commission established by this Chapter to reflect broadly the race and gender composition of South Africa must be considered when members are appointed.
… (Sec. 193)

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)

Gender Equality Machineries

South Africa, English

(1) In this section “constitutional institution” means –

(c) the Commission on Gender Equality;

(2) A constitutional institution established in terms of the previous Constitution continues to function in terms of the legislation applicable to it, and anyone holding office as a commission member, a member of the board of the Reserve Bank or the Pan South African Language Board, the Public Protector or the Auditor-General when the new Constitution takes effect, continues to hold office in terms of the legislation applicable to that office, subject to -
(a) any amendment or repeal of that legislation; and
(b) consistency with the new Constitution.
… (Schedule 6, Transitional Arrangements, Sec. 20)

Gender Equality Machineries

South Africa, English

(1) The following state institutions strengthen constitutional democracy in the Republic:

(d) The Commission for Gender Equality.
… (Sec. 181)