Municipal Councils for Women?s Rights
The Municipal Councils for the Defense of Women's Rights are collective bodies that represent women's rights. They aim to formulate, discuss and monitor public policies related to women's rights and are a permanent center of debate for several sectors of society. Its responsibilities include: supervising in order to enforce the legislation related to women?s rights in the federal, state and municipal governments; formulate guidelines and promote activities aimed at protecting the rights of women, eliminating discrimination and violence against women and in favor of their full integration into the socio-economic, political and cultural life; collaborating with programs aimed at enhancing the participation of women in all fields of activity; collaborating to the development of government policies, programs and services on issues related to women; giving opinions on bills of the Executive and the Legislative branches regarding women?s issues; suggesting the elaboration of bills which aim at protecting or expanding women?s rights.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- embedded in the constitution/legislation
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- civil society
- democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision