Event Video: Women in Constitution-Making

Posted by on April 12, 2018
Event Video: Women in Constitution-Making

Women’s participation in drafting constitutions leads to more equitable legal frameworks and socially inclusive reforms, laying the groundwork for sustainable peace. Yet new research from Inclusive Security reveals that while 75 conflict-affected countries oversaw significant reform processes between 1995-2015, only one in five constitutional drafters in these environments have been women. As actors from Syria, […]

Beyond Revolution: How Women Influenced Constitution Making In Tunisia

Posted by Nanako Tamaru, Olivia Holt-Ivry, & Marie O’Reilly on March 26, 2018
Beyond Revolution: How Women Influenced Constitution Making In Tunisia

Participatory approaches have come to the forefront of constitution making in recent years. Their potential for fostering legitimacy, national ownership, and the inclusion of diverse groups is particularly relevant in deeply divided societies. Yet a large demographic–women–remains significantly under-represented in constitution-reform processes, averaging just 19 percent of seats in constituent assemblies in countries experiencing conflict, […]

A Women’s Guide to Constitution Making

Posted by Nanako Tamaru & Marie O’Reilly on March 12, 2018
A Women’s Guide to Constitution Making

For those looking to get a clearer understanding of the constitutional process, actors, and tactics for influence, we have also developed a Women’s Guide to Constitution Making. This guide is designed for women looking to influence constitutional processes in their own countries, whether by earning a seat in constitution-drafting bodies, advocating from civil society, advising as […]