The Committee discussed the Draft Law on Gender Equality, introduced by the Chair of the Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee, Mikheil Sarjveladze, elucidating that the Constitutional Changes of 2017 re-formulated the Constitutional provision of equality, determining that the state shall guarantee equal rights and opportunities for man and women, shall undertake to eliminate the inequality between men and women.
“The facilitation of the implementation of the Constitutional provision requires the reflection of the obligation of the establishment of real gender equality in the authorities of the state agencies responsible for gender equality issues, one of such agencies is the Gender Equality Council.”
As he noted, the Council holds the establishment of the policy promoting De Facto gender equality, however, the acquisition of the legal basis for the process will ensure the foreseeability of its activity. The Draft will facilitate the realization of paragraph 3, Article 11 of the Constitution, namely, the planning and implementation of the events by the Council in a manner to eliminate De Facto inequality between men and women.
The respective change is to be introduced to the Rules of Procedure since this document establishes that the system and coordinated activity on gender issues in the Parliament are ensured by the Council. The Committee approved the Draft