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National Gender Policy

Ghana, Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection

The National Gender Policy is themed; “Mainstreaming Gender Equality and Women‘s Empowerment into Ghana‘s Development Efforts”. The five commitments upon which the goals of the policy is premised include: facilitating women empowerment and livelihoods, equitable rights and access to justice, women leadership and inclusion in accountable governance, economic opportunities, and gender roles and relations.

Ghana 2015 Gender and Human Rights

National Gender and Children Policy

Ghana, Ministry of Women and Children's Affairs

The specific objectives of the policy include: to redress imbalances which arise from existing gender inequalities through policy review; legal reforms and enforcement of existing legislation; to provide a national framework from which policies are derived; to implement activities designed to strengthen women’s role in economic development; to implement activities designed to promote children’s development and protection; to promote women’s equal access to, and control over economically significant resources and benefits; and to enhance the survival, development and protection of children.

Ghana 2004 Gender and Human Rights

ZEC Gender and Inclusion Policy 2020-2024

Ministry of Women and Youth Affairs, Zimbabwe

The Policy vision is that of democratic elections which advance gender equality and inclusion. The policy goal is to ensure equal, equitable and inclusive participation of all the citizens in democratic elections in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe 2020 Gender and Human Rights

The National Gender Policy 2013-2017

Ministry of Women and Youth Affairs, Zimbabwe

This is designed to eradicate gender discrimination and inequalities in all spheres of life and development.

Zimbabwe 2013 Gender and Human Rights

The National Gender Policy 2013-2017

Ministry of Women and Youth Affairs, Zimbabwe

The National Gender Policy aims to achieve a gender just society where men and women enjoy equality and equity and participate as equal partners in the development process of the country. The policy goal is to eradicate gender discrimination and inequalities in all spheres of life and development.

Zimbabwe 2013 Gender and Human Rights

The Adoption of Children Act

Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, Tanzania

This is an Act that provides for the adoption of children and for related matters.

Tanzania 1968 Gender and Human Rights

The Refugees Act 217

Ministrry of Human Rights, Zambia

This Act establishes the office of the Commissioner for Refugees and provides for its functions, the recognition, protection and control of refugees and provide for the rights and responsibilities of refugees

Zambia 2017 Gender and Human Rights

Department of Women Strategic Plan 2015-2020

Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, South Africa

This is a five-year plan of the Department of Women to develop policies, programmes and mechanisms to empower women and to transform gender relations in all aspects of work and all levels of government, as well as within the broader society.

South Africa 2015 Gender and Human Rights

Framework on Gender-Responsive Planning, Budget, Monitoring, Evaluation and Auditing

Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, South Africa

This strategy is designed to harness the gender dividend and ensure a paradigm shift towards gender mainstreaming across the state machinery and take forward the country’s efforts in order to ensure women’s empowerment and gender equality are at the center of public policy priorities, results-based planning and budgeting and accountability.

South Africa 2018 Gender and Human Rights

Women's Financial Inclusion Framework

Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, South Africa

The purpose of this framework is to provide a strategy on the inclusion of women into the mainstream economy, by promoting the meaningful participation of women into all socio-economic activities of the country and ensuring that this is done comprehensively and in a fully inclusive manner.

South Africa 2019 Gender and Human Rights

Communication Strategy for the Department of Women 2016

Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, South Africa

The Communication Strategy of the Department is designed for a period of five years in line with the Strategic Plan of the Department of Women (DOW). It aims to build the brand of the Department of Women and profile DOW by popularizing its objectives and programmes through consistent communication.

South Africa 2016 Gender and Human Rights

Department of Social Development Policy on Financial Awards to Service Providers

Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services, South Africa

The Policy on Financial Awards to Service Providers in the social development sector is primarily aimed at ensuring that government, together with the non-governmental sector, and where appropriate, private sector organisations, achieve the mission of the department namely “to enable the poor, the vulnerable and the excluded within the South African society to secure a better life for themselves.

South Africa Gender and Human Rights

Policy Framework on Orphans and other Children made Vulnerable by HIV and AIDS South Africa

Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services, South Africa

This policy framework has the objectives to ensure coordinated action at national, provincial, district and local level to realise the rights of orphans and other children made vulnerable by HIV and AIDS, their caregivers, families and communities and to ensure that legal, policy and institutional frameworks for the protection and promotion of the rights of affected children are implemented at all levels.

South Africa 2005 Gender and Human Rights

Child Justice Amendment Act, 2019

Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services, South Africa

This is an Act to amend the Child Justice Act, 2008, so as to amend a definition, to further regulate the minimum age of criminal capacity, to regulate the provisions relating to the decision to prosecute a child who is 12 years or older but under the age of 14 years, to further regulate the proof of criminal capacity and to further regulate the assessment report by the probation officer.

South Africa 2019 Gender and Human Rights

Policy on Disability

Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services, South Africa

The Policy on Disability of the Department of Social Development (DSD) focuses on the provision of integrated developmental social services, i.e. security, welfare and community development for people with disabilities. It aims to guide and inform the mainstreaming of disability in the development and implementation of all policies, strategies and the integrated service delivery programmes of the department.

South Africa Gender and Human Rights

National Youth Policy 2015-2020

Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, South Africa

This policy emphasizes the need for various youth development efforts and interventions that holistically respond to all aspects or spheres of young people’s lives. Its goal is to consolidate youth initiatives that enhance the capabilities of young people to transform the economy and society by addressing their needs, promoting positive outcomes, opportunities, choices and relationships and providing the support necessary to develop all young people, particularly those outside the social, political and economic mainstream.

South Africa 2015 Gender and Human Rights

Child Justice Amendment Act 28 of 2019 (English / Setswana)

Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services, South Africa

This is an Act to amend the Child Justice Act, 2008, so as to amend a definition, to regulate the minimum age of criminal capacity, to regulate the provisions relating to the decision to prosecute a child who is 12 years or older but under the age of 14 years and to further regulate the proof of criminal capacity.

South Africa 2020 Gender and Human Rights

Promotion of Administration Justice Act 3 of 2000

Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services, South Africa

This is an Act to give effect to the right to administrative action that is lawful, reasonable and procedurally fair and to the right to written reasons for administrative action as contemplated in section 33 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 and to provide for related matters.

South Africa 2000 Gender and Human Rights

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development Strategic Plan 2017-2020

Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services, South Africa

This document details on how to achieve four strategic goals of the department that include the optimization of the use of people, processes and technology to meet service delivery and good governance requirement, provision of people-centered justice services that are accessible, reliable and efficient, promotion of constitutionalism, human rights and commitment to international legal relations and also provide cost effective and integrated quality legal services to proactively protect the interest of the state.

South Africa 2017 Gender and Human Rights

Legal Practice Act, 2014

Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services, South Africa

This is an Act to provide a legislative framework for the transformation and restructuring of the legal profession in line with constitutional imperatives so as to facilitate and enhance an independent legal profession that broadly reflects the diversity and demographics of the Republic, to provide for the establishment, powers and functions of a single South African Legal Practice Council and Provincial Councils in order to regulate the affairs of legal practitioners and to set norms and standards.

South Africa 2014 Gender and Human Rights