Women and Constitutions in Action

9 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2020 Last revised: 16 Jun 2020

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Anna Dziedzic

The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law; University of Melbourne - Melbourne Law School

Dinesha Samararatne

University of Melbourne - Law School; University of Colombo - Faculty of Law

Date Written: June 1, 2020

Abstract

What is the significance of ‘the woman question’ to our understanding of constitutions in action? Recent work on women and constitution-building has focused on textual provisions for women’s equality and the participation of women in the process of constitution making. In contrast, this Policy Brief focuses on how constitutional governance in practice affects women. By shifting the focus in this way, we hope to respond to a broader range of challenges and opportunities that women encounter in ensuring that constitutional practices and institutions are inclusive of women, represent the interests of women, and respect women’s right to substantive equality.

Keywords: constitution, women, constitutional practices

JEL Classification: K30

Suggested Citation

Dziedzic, Anna and Samararatne, Dinesha, Women and Constitutions in Action (June 1, 2020). U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 884, University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2020/028, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3615374 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3615374

Anna Dziedzic

The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law ( email )

Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
China

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Law School ( email )

185 Pelham Street
Melbourne, VIC 3010
Australia

Dinesha Samararatne (Contact Author)

University of Melbourne - Law School ( email )

University Square
185 Pelham Street, Carlton
Victoria, Victoria 3010
Australia

University of Colombo - Faculty of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 1490
Colombo, 03
Sri Lanka

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