Gender equality and human rights-based approach

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Gender equality and human rights-based approach

Parliaments have an indispensable role to play in helping to proactively address the issues of gender equality, youth participation in politics, and human rights more generally, working at both national and regional levels. There is, however, significant work to be done to improve parliamentary understanding and responses to these topics, and therefore PCAsia needs to employ an appropriate approach when providing institutional support and capacity development services related to this cross-cutting theme. That is why a major priority for PCAsia is to utilise a gender equality and human rights-based approach, including a focus on youth development, in the design, delivery and evaluation of all activities in order to effectively develop the capacity of parliaments in the region on these subjects.

A focus on this methodology should help PCAsia to contribute to the improvement of parliamentary staff capacity to provide support to parliamentarians to implement their representation function as well as to support their oversight role, in particular at the local level. Crucially, Members of Parliament and parliamentary staff with a clearer understanding of these important issues can contribute towards the production of better legislation and more meaningful regional agreements, more informed and precise tracking of their implementation and achievement, and more thorough and focused communication with all citizens, especially those traditionally excluded from the decision-making process.

Training in Focus

Training involved

PARLIAMENTARY DIPLOMACY

PARLIAMENTARY RESEARCH

PARLIAMENTARY RESPONSIBILITIES

☐ PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE WORK

☐ PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNICATION

☐ FISCAL ANALYSIS CAPACITY TRAINING

☐ LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING

☐ PARLIAMENTARY DIPLOMACY

☐ PARLIAMENTARY RESEARCH

☐ PARLIAMENTARY RESPONSIBILITIES

☐ PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE WORK

☐ PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNICATION

FISCAL ANALYSIS CAPACITY TRAINING

☐ LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING

Team Members

Dr LISON GUIGNARD
PROGRAMME MANAGER
PhD holder (major: political science, option: gender), and after several missions (University of Paris 8, International Human Rights Institute, Lawyers Without Borders, UN Women, the Royal University of Law and Economics, UN Human Rights), she recently joined PCAsia.
Ms KEM KEO THYDA
INSTRUCTOR

Expert on gender analysis, she previously worked with the Cambodian Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA), with experience working on women’s economic development projects across Cambodia.

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