The Gender Equity and Equality Bill, 2015

Parliamentary Period: 
Fifth Session of the Eleventh Assembly

An act to Establish the gender Equity and Equality Commision provide for its functions and powers; to provide for the taking of measures and making of strategic decisions in all spheres of inorder to ensure gender equity,equality and intergration of both sexes in society; to provide gender equity and equality as a cross cutting issue in all spheres of life and stimulate productive resources and development opportunitieesĀ  for both sexes; to prohibit harassment, victimisation and harmful social, cultural and religious practics; to provide for public awareness and training on issues of gender equity and equality; to provide for the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women,empower women and achieve gender equality by giving effect to the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Protocol to the African Charter on Human

and People's Rights on the Rights of women in Africa and the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development; and to providefor matters connected with, or incidental, the foregoing.

Bill Stage: 
First Reading
Second Reading