This Handbook on Legislative Reform: Realising Children’s Rights aims to support the effective implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Children (CRC) and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW),and advance gender equality by influencing the adoption of legislative measures, social policies and institutional changes that promote gender equality and results for children through: i) Contributing to processes leading to the effective adoption, enactment, implementation, and enforcement of national legislation that complies with international human rights standards and norms; and ii) Providing clear and illustrative options and good practices that can be used as guidance to strengthen States Parties’ efforts to comply with international instruments, particularly the CRC and CEDAW.
This Handbook advocates for a human rights‐based approach to legislative reform with gender equality at its core. It is inspired by the need for innovative processes and approaches to the establishment of a legal framework that effectively protects children (both girls and boys) and ensures the full realisation of their rights. It is also motivated by the need to disseminate more widely practical experiences of rights-based approaches to legislative reform initiatives in favour of children.
|Topic:||Children, Women & Gender|
|Language:||English, French, Spanish|
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