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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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Equality and Non-Discrimination

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, English

All Congolese have the duty to respect and to treat their fellow citizens without any discrimination and to maintain relations with them that permit the safeguarding, the promotion, and the strengthening of the national unity, and of reciprocal respect and tolerance.
… (Art. 66)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, French

Tout Congolais a le devoir de respecter et de traiter ses concitoyens sans discrimination aucune et d’entretenir avec eux des relations qui permettent de sauvegarder, de promouvoir et de renforcer l’unité nationale, le respect et la tolérance réciproques.
… (Art. 66)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, English

All Congolese are equal before the law and have the right to equal protection of the laws. (Art. 12)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, French

Tous les Congolais sont égaux devant la loi et ont droit à une égale protection des lois. (Art. 12)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, English

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and in rights. However, the enjoyment of political rights is recognized to Congolese only, save for the exceptions established by the law. (Art. 11)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, French

Tous les êtres humains naissent libres et égaux en dignité et en droits. Toutefois, la jouissance des droits politiques est reconnue aux seuls Congolais, sauf exceptions établies par la loi. (Art. 11)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, English

The public powers see to the elimination of any form of discrimination concerning women and assure the protection and the promotion of their rights.
… (Art. 14)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, French

Les pouvoirs publics veillent à l’élimination de toute forme de discrimination à l’égard de la femme et assurent la protection et la promotion de ses droits.
… (Art. 14)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

Eritrea, English

We, the people of Eritrea, …
Realizing that in order to build an advanced country, it is necessary that the unity, equality, love for truth and justice, self-reliance, and hard work, which we nurtured during our revolutionary struggle for independence and which helped us to triumph, must become the core of our national values;

Convinced that the establishment of a democratic order, through the participation of and in response to the needs and interests of citizens, which guarantees the recognition and protection of the rights of citizens, human dignity, equality, balanced development and the satisfaction of the material and spiritual needs of citizens, is the foundation of economic growth, social harmony and progress;
Noting the fact that the Eritrean women's heroic participation in the struggle for independence, human rights and solidarity, based on equality and mutual respect, generated by such struggle will serve as an unshakable foundation for our commitment to create a society in which women and men shall interact on the bases of mutual respect, solidarity and equality.
… (Preamble)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

Eritrea, English

Without consideration to the wording of any provision in this Constitution with reference to gender, all of its articles shall apply equally to both genders. (Art. 5)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

Eritrea, English

1. All persons are equal under the law.
2. No person may be discriminated against on account of race, ethnic origin, language, colour, gender, religion, disability, age, political view, or social or economic status or any other improper factors.
3. The National Assembly shall enact laws that can assist in eliminating inequalities existing in the Eritrean society. (Art. 14)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

South Africa, English

(1) When interpreting the Bill of Rights, a court, tribunal or forum—
(a) must promote the values that underlie an open and democratic society based on human dignity, equality and freedom;
… (Sec. 39)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

South Africa, English

We, the people of South Africa…
We therefore, through our freely elected representatives, adopt this Constitution as the supreme law of the Republic so as to- …
Lay the foundations for a democratic and open society in which government is based on the will of the people and every citizen is equally protected by law; … (Preamble)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

South Africa, English

(1) This Bill of Rights is a cornerstone of democracy in South Africa. It enshrines the rights of all people in our country and affirms the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom.
… (Sec. 7)