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Gender representation in the Parliamentary Assembly

Amendment No. 10 | Doc. 15366 | 26 September 2021

Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination
2021 - Fourth part-session
In the draft resolution, after paragraph 11, insert the following paragraph:

"The Assembly invites the Bureau to report to it at least once annually on the implementation of the above measures, including on efforts to promote gender mainstreaming and change parliamentary culture on gender equality in the Assembly’s work more generally, and to publish this report. In addition, it invites the Bureau to draw up guidelines for committees regarding the promotion of gender balance in their work. These guidelines should aim, inter alia, to ensure that committees pay due attention to gender balance amongst external interlocutors invited to participate in their work and in the appointment of representatives to external events. Committees should also be required to report at least once annually to the Bureau on the implementation of these guidelines and on their efforts to promote gender mainstreaming in their work."

Explanatory note

There is considerable scope for strengthening gender mainstreaming in the work of the Assembly and its committees. This amendment aims to increase transparency and accountability in this field and to promote a more inclusive approach in committees’ work on substance.