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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

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, English

All Congolese have the right to enjoy the national wealth.
The State has the duty to redistribute it equitably and to guarantee the right to development. (Art. 58)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, French

Tous les Congolais ont le droit de jouir des richesses nationales.
L’Etat a le devoir de les redistribuer équitablement et de garantir le droit au développement. (Art. 58)

Public Institutions and Services

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, English

Without prejudice to the other provisions of this Constitution, the following matters are of the exclusive competence of the Central Power:

36. legislation concerning[,] notably;

h. … the protection of mother and child … (Art. 202)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, French

Sans préjudice des autres dispositions de la présente Constitution, les matières suivantes sont de la compétence exclusive du pouvoir central:

36. la législation notamment concernant:

h) … la protection maternelle et infantile … (Art. 202)

Public Institutions and Services

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, English


The family, the basic unit of the human community, is organized in a manner to assure its unity, its stability and its protection. It is placed under the protection of the public powers.
The care and the education to be given to the children constitute, for the parents, a natural right and a duty which they exercise under the surveillance [and] with the aid of the public powers.
… (Art. 40)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, French


La famille, cellule de base de la communauté humaine, est organisée de manière à assurer son unité, sa stabilité et sa protection. Elle est placée sous la protection des pouvoirs publics.
Les soins et l’éducation à donner aux enfants constituent, pour les parents, un droit naturel et un devoir qu’ils exercent sous la surveillance et avec l’aide des pouvoirs publics.
… (Art. 40)

Public Institutions and Services

Eritrea, English

1. The State shall strive to create opportunities to ensure the fulfillment of citizens' rights to social justice and economic development and to fulfill their material and spiritual needs.
2. The State shall work to bring about a balanced and sustainable development throughout the country, and shall use all available means to enable all citizens to improve their livelihood in a sustainable manner, through their participation.
… (Art. 8)

Public Institutions and Services

Eritrea, English


3. The State shall ensure peaceful and stable conditions by establishing appropriate participatory institutions that guarantee and hasten equitable economic and social progress. (Art. 6)

Public Institutions and Services

Eritrea, English


2. All administrative institutions shall be free from corruption, discrimination and delay in the delivery of efficient and equitable public services. (Art. 11)

Public Institutions and Services

Eritrea, English

1. Every citizen shall have the right of equal access to publicly funded social services. The State shall endeavor, within the limit of its resources, to make available to all citizens health, education, cultural and other social services.
… (Art. 21)

Public Institutions and Services

Eritrea, English

1. The family is the natural and fundamental unit of society and is entitled to the protection and special care of the State and society.
… (Art. 22)

Public Institutions and Services

South Africa, English

(1) Everyone has the right to have access to -
(a) health care services, including reproductive health care;

(c) social security, including, if they are unable to support themselves and their dependants, appropriate social assistance.
(2) The state must take reasonable legislative and other measures, within its available resources, to achieve the progressive realisation of each of these rights.
… (Sec. 27)

Public Institutions and Services

South Africa, English

(1) Public administration must be governed by the democratic values and principles enshrined in the Constitution, including the following principles:

(d) Services must be provided impartially, fairly, equitably and without bias.
… (Sec. 195)