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Affirmative Action (Broadly)

South Africa, English


(2) The need for a Commission established by this Chapter2 to reflect broadly the race and gender composition of South Africa must be considered when members are appointed.
… (Sec. 193)

Affirmative Action (Broadly)

Malawi, English

The State shall actively promote the welfare and development of the people of Malawi by progressively adopting and implementing policies and legislation aimed at achieving the following goals—
a. Gender Equality
To obtain gender equality through—
(i) full participation of women in all spheres of Malawian society on the basis of equal opportunities with men;
(ii) the implementation of the principles of nondiscrimination and such other measures as may be required;
… (Sec. 13)

Affirmative Action (Broadly)

Sudan, Arabic

تلتزم اجهزه الدوله في الفترة الانتقاليه بإنفاذ المهام الآتية:
2. إلغاء القوانبن والنصوص المقيدة للحريات او التي تميز بين المواطنين علي اساس النوع..
7. ضمان وتعزيز حقوق النساء في السودان في كافة المجالات الإجتماعية والسياسية والإقتصادية ومحاربة كافه اشكال التمييز ضد المرأة مع مراعاة التدابير التفضلية المؤقته في حالتي السلم والحرب...
8. تعزيز دور الشباب من الجنسين وتوسيع فرصهم في كافة المجالات الإجتماعية والسياسية والإقتصادية ...

(الماده 8)

Sudan, English

During the transitional period, state agencies perform the following duties:

(2) Repeal laws and provisions that restrict freedoms or that discriminate between citizens on the basis of gender.

(7) Guarantee and promote women’s rights in Sudan in all social, political, and economic fields, and combat all forms of discrimination against women, taking into account provisional preferential measures in both war and peace.
(8) Strengthen the role of young people of both sexes and expand their opportunities in all social, political and economic fields.
... (Art. 7)

Affirmative Action (Broadly)

Sudan, Arabic

...
2.تكفل الدولة للرجال و النساء الحق المتساوي في التمتع بكل الحقوق المدنية والسياسية والإجتماعية والثقافية والإقتصادية بما فيها الحق في الأجر المتساوي للعمل المتساوي والمزايا الوظيفية الاخري
3. تضمن الدولة حقوق المرأة في جميع المجالات وتعززها من خلال التمييز الإيجابي.
(الماده 49)

Sudan, English

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(2) The state shall guarantee to both men and women the equal right to enjoy all civil, political, social, cultural, and economic rights, including the right to equal pay for equal work, and other professional benefits.
(3) The state shall guarantee women’s rights in all fields through positive discrimination.
... (Art. 48)

Affirmative Action (Broadly)

Tunisia, Arabic

... تعمل الدّولة على ضمان تمثيليّة المرأة في المجالس المنتخبة. (الفصل 34)

Tunisia, English

… The state seeks to guarantee women’s representation in elected bodies. (Art. 34)

Tunisia, French

… L’État veille à garantir la représentativité de la femme dans les assemblées élues. (Art. 34)

Affirmative Action (Broadly)

Tunisia, Arabic

تلتزم الدّولة بـحماية الحقوق المكتسبة للمرأة وتعمل على دعمها وتطويرها.
تضمن الدّولة تكافؤ الفرص بين الرّجل والمرأة في تحمّل مختلف المسؤوليات وفي جميع المجالات.
تسعى الدّولة إلى تحقيق التّناصف بين المرأة والرّجل في المجالس المنتخبة. ... (الفصل 46)

Tunisia, English

The state commits to protect women’s accrued rights and work to strengthen and develop those rights.
The state guarantees the equality of opportunities between women and men to have access to all levels of responsibility in all domains.
The state works to attain parity between women and men in elected Assemblies. … (Art. 46)

Tunisia, French

L’État s’engage à protéger les droits acquis de la femme et veille à les consolider et les promouvoir.
L’État garantit l’égalité des chances entre l’homme et la femme pour l’accès aux diverses responsabilités et dans tous les domaines.
L’État s’emploie à consacrer la parité entre la femme et l’homme dans les assemblées élues.
… (Art. 46)

Affirmative Action (Broadly)

Gambia, English


(4) In the composition of the Government, women shall be fairly represented.
… (Sec. 214)

Affirmative Action (Broadly)

Gambia, English


(5) The State shall endeavour to ensure equal opportunity and full participation for women in the economic development of the country. (Sec. 215)

Affirmative Action (Broadly)

Ghana, English


(5) The State shall actively promote the integration of the peoples of Ghana and prohibit discrimination and prejudice on the grounds of place of origin, circumstances of birth, ethnic origin, gender or religion, creed or other beliefs.
(6) Towards the achievement of the objectives stated in clause (5) of this article, the State shall take appropriate measures to—

(b) achieve reasonable regional and gender balance in recruitment and appointment to public offices;
… (Art. 35)

Affirmative Action (Broadly)

Ghana, English


(6) The State shall afford equality of economic opportunity to all citizens; and, in particular, the State shall take all necessary steps so as to ensure the full integration of women into the mainstream of the economic development of Ghana.
… (Art. 36)