Conflict and Constitutions: Ensuring Women's Rights

April 18, 2017 - 10:23am

When nations make the transition from internal violent conflict to the rule of law, a new constitution is often a key ingredient for addressing the causes of violence. Drafting a constitution is also an opportune time to rethink the rights of all a nation’s citizens—particularly those of women and girls. On April 12, the U.S. Institute of Peace and U.N. Women convened an international panel of judges, lawmakers and legal experts to discuss practical approaches to writing post-conflict constitutions that enshrine gender equality. A recording of the panel can be found here via YouTube, courtesy of the U.S. Institute of Peace.

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