Gender perspective in the law drafting process

Taking the gender perspective into account when drafting legislation fosters gender equality and improves the quality of legislation.

  • Different perspectives in preparation produce a diversity of information on the targeting, application and impact of an Act.
  • The gender perspective helps to improve the predictability and effectiveness of legislation.

Gender impact assessment in the drafting of legislation means that the impact the Act has on women and men (or on gender minorities) is investigated in advance, so that no one is directly or indirectly discriminated against when the Act is applied.