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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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Sexual and Reproductive Rights

South Africa, English


(2) Everyone has the right to bodily and psychological integrity, which includes the right-
(a) to make decisions concerning reproduction;
(b) to security in and control over their body;
(c) not to be subjected to medical or scientific experiments without their informed consent.
… (Sec. 12)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

South Africa, English

(1) Everyone has the right to have access to—
(a) health care services, including reproductive health care;
… (Sec. 27)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Sudan, Arabic


5. توفر الدولة الرعاية الصحية المجانية للامومه والطفوله وللحوامل. (الماده 49)

Sudan, English


(5) The state shall provide free healthcare for motherhood, childhood and pregnant women. (Art. 48)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Philippines, English

The State recognizes the sanctity of family life and shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution. It shall equally protect the life of the mother and the life of the unborn from conception.
... (Art. II, Sec. 12)

Philippines, Filipino

Kinikilala ng Estado ang kabanalan ng buhay pampamilya at dapat pangalagaan at patatagin ang pamilya bilang isang saligang institusyon ng lipunan. Dapat nitong pangalagaan kapwa ang buhay ng ina at ang buhay ng sanggol sa sinapupunan mula sa paglilihi.
... (Art. II, Seksyon 12)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Turkey, English

… The State shall take the necessary measures and establish the necessary organization to protect peace and welfare of the family, especially mother and children, and to ensure the instruction of family planning and its practice. … (Art. 41)

Turkey, Turkish

... Devlet, ailenin huzur ve refahı ile özellikle ananın ve çocukların korunması ve aile planlamasının öğretimi ile uygulanmasını sağlamak için gerekli tedbirleri alır, teşkilâtı kurar. ... (Madde 41)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Sri Lanka, English


9. Health –

9:3 Population control and family planning;
… (Ninth Schedule, List III, Concurrent List)

Sri Lanka, Sinhala

...
9. සෞඛ්‍යය –

9:3 ජනගහන පාලනය සහ පවුල් සංවිධානය;
… (නව වැනි උපලේඛනය, III වැනි ලැයිස්තුව, සමගාමී ලැයිස්තුව)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Equatorial Guinea, English

The State supports responsible paternity and the education appropriate for the promotion of the family. (Art. 25)

Equatorial Guinea, French

L'État soutient la paternité responsable et une éducation appropriée dans le but de promouvoir la famille. (Art. 25)

Equatorial Guinea, Spanish

El Estado propugna la paternidad responsable y la educación apropiada para la promoción de la familia. (Art. 25)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Equatorial Guinea, English

1. The State protects the person from his conception and protects [ampara] the minor so that he may develop normally and in security for his moral, mental, and physical integrity, as well as [in] his life in the home.
… (Art. 23)

Equatorial Guinea, French

1. L'État protège la personne depuis sa conception et protège l'enfant mineur en lui assurant les conditions d'un épanouissement normal, en toute sécurité pour son intégrité morale, mentale et physique, ainsi que la vie sans son foyer.
… (Art. 23)

Equatorial Guinea, Spanish

1. El Estado protege a la persona desde su concepción y ampara al menor para que pueda desenvolverse normalmente y con seguridad para su integridad moral, mental y física, así como su vida en el hogar.
… (Art. 23)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

China, Chinese

国家推行计划生育,使人口的增长同经济和社会发展计划相适应。(第二十五条)

China, English

The State promotes family planning so that population growth may fit the plans for economic and social development. (Art. 25)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

China, Chinese


夫妻双方有实行计划生育的义务。
… (第四十九条)

China, English


Both husband and wife have the duty to practise family planning.
… (Art. 49)