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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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Public Institutions and Services

Solomon Islands, English

(1) Subject to the provisions of section 132 of this Constitution, the law applicable to the grant and payment to any officer, or to his widow, children, dependants or personal representatives, of any pension, gratuity or other like allowance (in this section and in sections 131 and 132 of this Constitution referred to as an "award") in respect of the service of that officer in a public office shall be that in force on the relevant day or any later law not less favourable to the person concerned.
… (Sec. 130)

Public Institutions and Services

Solomon Islands, English

We the people of Solomon Islands, …
AGREE AND PLEDGE that –

(b) we shall uphold the principles of equality, social justice and the equitable distribution of incomes;
… (Preamble)

Public Institutions and Services

Solomon Islands, English

(1) The power to grant any award under any pensions law for the time being in force in Solomon Islands (other than an award to which, under that law, the person to whom it is payable is entitled as of right) and, in accordance with any provisions in that behalf in any such law, to withhold, reduce in amount or suspend any award payable under any such law shall vest in the Governor-General.

(3) In this section, "pensions law" means any law relating to the grant to any person, or to the widow, children, dependants or personal representatives of that person, of an award in respect of the services of that person in a public office. (Sec. 132)

Public Institutions and Services

Marshall Islands, English

The Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands recognizes the right of the people to health care, Education, and legal services and the obligation to take every step reasonable and necessary to provide these services. (Art. II, Sec. 15)

Public Institutions and Services

Australia, English

The Parliament shall, subject to this Constitution, have power to make laws for the peace, order, and good government of the Commonwealth with respect to:

xxiii. invalid and old-age pensions;
xxiiiA. the provision of maternity allowances, widows' pensions, child endowment, unemployment, pharmaceutical, sickness and hospital benefits, medical and dental services (but not so as to authorize any form of civil conscription), benefits to students and family allowances;
… (Sec. 51)

Public Institutions and Services

Latvia, English

Everyone has the right to social security in old age, for work disability, for unemployment and in other cases as provided by law. (Art. 109)

Latvia, Latvian

Ikvienam ir tiesības uz sociālo nodrošinājumu vecuma, darbnespējas, bezdarba un citos likumā noteiktajos gadījumos. (Art. 109)

Public Institutions and Services

Latvia, English

The State shall protect and support marriage - a union between a man and a woman, the family, the rights of parents and rights of the child.
... (Art. 110)

Latvia, Latvian

Valsts aizsargā un atbalsta laulību — savienību starp vīrieti un sievieti, ģimeni, vecāku un bērna tiesības.
... (Art. 110)

Public Institutions and Services

Vanuatu, English

1. The Republic of Vanuatu recognises, that, subject to any restrictions imposed by law on non-citizens and holders of dual citizenship who are not indigenous or naturalised citizens, all persons are entitled to the following fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual without discrimination on the grounds of race, place of origin, religious or traditional beliefs, political opinions, language or sex but subject to respect for the rights and freedoms of others and to the legitimate public interest in defence, safety, public order, welfare and health-

k. equal treatment under the law or administrative action, except that no law shall be inconsistent with this sub-paragraph insofar as it makes provision for the special benefit, welfare, protection or advancement of females, children and young persons, members of under-privileged groups or inhabitants of less developed areas.
… (Art. 5)

Vanuatu, French

1) Sous réserve des restrictions que la Loi peut imposer aux non-citoyens et aux détenteurs de la double nationalité qui ne sont pas indigènes ou citoyens naturalisés et dans le respect des droits et libertés d'autrui et de l'intérêt public légitime en matière de défense, de sécurité, d'ordre public, de prospérité et de santé, la République de Vanuatu reconnaît que toute personne, sans distinction de race, lieu d'origine, croyances religieuses ou traditionnelles, opinions politiques, langue ou sexe jouit des droits fondamentaux et les libertés individuelles suivants:
...
k) un traitement égal devant la Loi ou l'action administrative, étant entendu qu'une loi ne contrevient pas aux dispositions du présent alinéa dans la mesure où elle prévoit des dispositions pour le bénéfice particulier, le bien-être, la protection ou l'amélioration des conditions des femmes, des enfants et des jeunes, des membres de catégories défavorisées, ou des habitants de zones moins développées.
... (Art. 5)

Public Institutions and Services

Netherlands, Dutch

1. De bestaanszekerheid der bevolking en spreiding van welvaart zijn voorwerp van zorg der overheid.
2. De wet stelt regels omtrent de aanspraken op sociale zekerheid.
3. Nederlanders hier te lande, die niet in het bestaan kunnen voorzien, hebben een bij de wet te regelen recht op bijstand van overheidswege. (Art. 20)

Netherlands, English

1. It shall be the concern of the authorities to secure the means of subsistence of the population and to achieve the distribution of wealth.
2. Rules concerning entitlement to social security shall be laid down by Act of Parliament.
3. Dutch nationals resident in the Netherlands who are unable to provide for themselves shall have a right, to be regulated by Act of Parliament, to aid from the authorities. (Art. 20)

Public Institutions and Services

Netherlands, Dutch

1. De overheid treft maatregelen ter bevordering van de volksgezondheid.
2. Bevordering van voldoende woongelegenheid is voorwerp van zorg der overheid.
3. Zij schept voorwaarden voor maatschappelijke en culturele ontplooiing en voor vrijetijdsbesteding. (Art. 22)

Netherlands, English

1. The authorities shall take steps to promote the health of the population.
2. It shall be the concern of the authorities to provide sufficient living accommodation.
3. The authorities shall promote social and cultural development and leisure activities. (Art. 22)