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Conflict and Constitutions: Ensuring Women's Rights

  • U.S. Institute of Peace 2301 Constitution Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20037 United States (map)
A voter casts her ballot in the PK5 area of the capital Bangui during the referendum. Photo Courtesy of U.N. Photo/Nektarios Markogiannis

A voter casts her ballot in the PK5 area of the capital Bangui during the referendum. Photo Courtesy of U.N. Photo/Nektarios Markogiannis

When nations make the transition from internal violent conflict to the rule of law, a new constitution is often a key ingredient for addressing the causes of violence. Drafting a constitution is also an opportune time to rethink the rights of all a nation’s citizens—particularly those of women and girls. The U.S. Institute of Peace and U.N. Women is hosting an international panel of judges, lawmakers and legal experts to discuss practical approaches to writing post-conflict constitutions that enshrine gender equality.

Event Details

  • Date: April 12, 2017

  • When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

  • Where: U.S. Institute of Peace 

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