Gender Audit Report published
29th July 2019
The States Assembly Diversity Forum has published a Gender Audit Report. The report is a self-assessment of the States Assembly's gender-sensitivity and how its institutional structures and work respects women's rights.
The Diversity Forum was established in July 2017 and is now a sub-committee of the Privileges and Procedures Committee. The focus of Forum is to ensure that the States Assembly better reflects the Island's population.
The report covers a wide range of areas, including the numbers and positions of female politicians in the States Assembly; legal policies, frameworks and budgets and whether they discriminate against men or women, or whether they promote gender equality; and mechanisms and expertise in place to ensure gender equality is systematically addressed.
Alongside the report, the Privileges and Procedures Committee has lodged amendments to Standing Orders to make them gender-neutral. This will address one of the 22 recommendations contained in the Gender Audit Report.
Read the Gender Audit Report.
Read the amendments to make Standing Orders gender-neutral.
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