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Plan of Action for Gender-sensitive Parliaments

The Plan of Action for Gender-sensitive Parliaments was adopted unanimously by the 127th IPU Assembly (Quebec City, October 2012). It is a key policy document for the IPU and its member Parliaments. It was drawn up following extensive consultation with IPU Members and takes account of the findings and recommendations of the IPU Global Survey on Gender-sensitive Parliaments: A Global review of good practice, published in 2011.

A gender-sensitive parliament is one that responds to the needs and interests of both men and women in its structures, methods and work. The Plan of Action is designed to support parliaments’ efforts to become more gender-sensitive institutions and offers a wide range of strategies in seven action areas that can be implemented by all parliaments.

Go to Evaluating the gender sensitivity of parliaments: A self-assessment toolkit.

Learn about the IPU's work on gender equality.

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