Women & Children Standing Committee Women & Children Standing Committee

The Women and Children Affairs Standing Committee shall conduct oversight and control on the following matters:

1/ to oversee and control that the rights of women and children enshrined under the constitution and other laws have been respected and benefit women and children;

2/ to oversee and control that laws in contradiction with the rights of women and children have been amended;

3/ to oversee and control that gender discrimination is eliminated and sensitization of gender ensured when laws and plans are issued and approved;

4/ to oversee and control that women are equally competitive with men and actively participate in political, economic and social affairs as wall as in government and private institution and that they benefit from affirmative action;

5/ to oversee and control that a means is devised for the proper application of women highs to affirmative action and implemented appropriately;

6/ to oversee and control that the rights of women to acquire, administer, control, use, transfer and inherit property is respected;

7/ to oversee and control that the right of women to equality in employment, promotion, pay and transfer of pension entitlements is ensured;

8/ to oversee and control that the National Women Affairs Policy is to be and is being implemented at a national level in all governmental institutions which could be instrumental in enabling women to have a say in the national development policies, plans and during project preparation and execution, particularly projects that could affect women’s interests;

9/ to oversee and control that women and children are liberated from the influence of harmful traditional practices, and traditions and practices that oppress and harm women and children physically and mentally are eliminated;

10/ to oversee and control the protection of women’s rights to acquire education and information regarding family planning in order to safeguard their health from complications related to pregnancy and child birth;

11/ to oversee and control that the rights and well-being of children is protected;

12/ to oversee and control that opportunities are created for women to organize, based on their free will and needs, with a view to defending their rights and solving their problems, and issues of women are incorporated in the policies, legislations, development programs and projects prepared by federal government bodies;

13/ to oversee and control the appropriate implementation of policies, law, strategies and plans related to the bodies under its oversight and control mandate;

14/ to oversee and control that the bodies under its oversight and control mandate utilized the budget allocated to them appropriately and effectively.

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