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The Global Gender Equality Constitutional Database is a repository of gender equality related provisions in 194 constitutions from around the world. The Database was updated in partnership with the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and with support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Government of Japan. Experience its wealth and depth of information by starting your search now.

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Indigenous Peoples

South Africa, English


(2) Recognising the historically diminished use and status of the indigenous languages of our people, the state must take practical and positive measures to elevate the status and advance the use of these languages.
… (Sec. 6)

Indigenous Peoples

South Africa, English


(b) a traditional leader of a community observing a system of indigenous law and residing on land within the area of a transitional local council, transitional rural council or transitional representative council, referred to in the Local Government Transition Act, 1993, and who has been identified as set out in section 182 of the previous Constitution, is ex officio entitled to be a member of that council until a Municipal Council replacing that council has been declared elected as a result of the first general election of Municipal Councils after the commencement of the new Constitution.
... (Sec. 26, Schedule 6: Transitional Arrangements)

Indigenous Peoples

Cameroon, English


(2) The State shall ensure the protection of minorities and shall preserve the rights of indigenous populations in accordance with the law;
… (Preamble)

Cameroon, French

...
(2) L'Etat assure la protection des minorités et préserve les droits des populations autochtones conformément à la loi;
... (Préambule)

Indigenous Peoples

Central African Republic, English


It sees equally to the protection of the rights of minorities, of the autochthonous peoples, of handicapped persons as well as of the principle of equality between men and women. (Art. 148)

Central African Republic, French


Elle veille également à la protection des droits des minorités, des peuples autochtones, de personnes handicapées ainsi que du principe de I'égalité entre homme et femme. (Art. 148)

Indigenous Peoples

Central African Republic, English


The State assures the reinforced protection of the rights of the minorities, of the autochthonous peoples, and of handicapped persons.
… (Art. 6)

Central African Republic, French


L’Etat assure la protection renforcée des droits des minorités, des peuples autochtones, et des personnes handicapées.
… (Art. 6)

Indigenous Peoples

Central African Republic, English

The High Authority responsible for Good Governance is an institution independent of any political power, of any political party, of any association or of any pressure group. (Art. 147)

Central African Republic, French

La Haute Autorité chargée de Bonne Gouvernance est une Institution indépendante de tout pourvoir politique, de tout parti politique, de toute association ou de tout groupe de pression. (Art. 147)

Indigenous Peoples

Central African Republic, English

The Central African People, ...
Reaffirms its adherence to all International Conventions duly ratified, notably those concerning the prohibition of all forms of discrimination with regard to women, to the protection of the rights of the child and those relative to the autochthonous and tribal peoples;
... (Preamble)

Central African Republic, French

LE PEUPLE CENTRAFRICAIN, …
Réaffirme son adhésion à toutes les Conventions Internationales dûment ratifiées notamment celles relatives à l’interdiction de toute forme de discrimination à l’égard des femmes, à la protection des droits de l’enfant et celles relatives aux peuples autochtones et tribaux;
… (Préambule)

Indigenous Peoples

Philippines, English

The State recognizes and promotes the rights of indigenous cultural communities within the framework of national unity and development. (Art. II, Sec. 22)

Philippines, Filipino

Kinikilala at itinataguyod ng Estado ang mga karapatan ng mga katutubong pamayanang kultural sa loob ng balangkas ng pambansang pagkakaisa at pag-unlad. (Art. II, Seksyon 22)

Indigenous Peoples

Philippines, English

(1) The House of Representatives shall be composed of not more than two hundred and fifty members, unless otherwise fixed by law, who shall be elected from legislative districts apportioned among the provinces, cities, and the Metropolitan Manila area in accordance with the number of their respective inhabitants, and on the basis of a uniform and progressive ratio, and those who, as provided by law, shall be elected through a party-list system of registered national, regional, and sectoral parties or organizations.
(2) The party-list representatives shall constitute twenty per centum of the total number of representatives including those under the party list. For three consecutive terms after the ratification of this Constitution, one-half of the seats allocated to party-list representatives shall be filled, as provided by law, by selection or election from the labor, peasant, urban poor, indigenous cultural communities, women, youth, and such other sectors as may be provided by law, except the religious sector.
... (Art. VI, Sec. 5)

Philippines, Filipino

(1) Ang Kapulungan ng mga Kinatawan ay dapat buuin ng hindi hihigit sa dalawang daan at limampung kagawad matangi kung magtakda ang batas ng naiiba, na dapat ihalal mula sa mga purok pangkapulungan na pinaghati-hati sa mga lalawigan, mga lungsod at Metropolitan Manila Area ayon sa rami ng kinauukulang mga naninirahan, at batay sa magkakatulad at paunlad na pagdami at yaong ayon sa itinatadhana ng batas ay dapat ihalal sa pamamagitan ng sistemang party-list ng rehistradong mga partido o organisasyong pambansa, panrehiyon, at pansektor.
(2) Ang kinatawang party-list ay dapat na binubuo ng dalawampung porsyento ng lahat ng mga kagawad ng Kapulungan ng mga Kinatawan. Sa loob ng tatlong magkakasunod na taning ng panunungkulan pagkaraang maratipikahan ang Konstitusyong ito, ang kalahati sa mga pwestong nakalaan sa mga kinatawang party-list ay dapat punan, ayon sa itinatadhana ng batas, sa pamamagitan ng pagpili o paghahalal mula sa sektor ng mga manggagawa, magsasaka, mahirap na taga-lungsod, mga katutubong pamayanang pangkalinangan, mga kababaihan, kabataan at sa iba pang mga sektor na maaaring itadhana ng batas, maliban sa sektor na panrelihiyon.
... (Art. VI, Seksyon 5)

Indigenous Peoples

Philippines, English

The State, subject to the provisions of this Constitution and national development policies and programs, shall protect the rights of indigenous cultural communities to their ancestral lands to ensure their economic, social, and cultural well-being.
The Congress may provide for the applicability of customary laws governing property rights or relations in determining the ownership and extent of ancestral domain. (Art. XII, Sec. 5)

Philippines, Filipino

Dapat pangalagaan ng Estado, batay sa mga tadhana ng Konstitusyong ito at sa mga patakaran at mga programa sa pagpapaunlad ng bansa, ang mga karapatan ng mga katutubong pamayanang kultural sa kanilang minanang lupain upang matiyak ang kanilang kagalingang ekonomiko, panlipunan at pangkultura.
Maaaring magtakda ang Kongreso para sa pagpapairal ng mga nakaugaliang batas hinggil sa mga karapatan o mga ugnayan sa ariarian sa pagtiyak sa pagmamay-ari ng minanang lupain. (Art. XII, Seksyon 5)