This section of the Toolkit provides parliaments, legislatures and other deliberative bodies with a strategic framework and instruments to help design, implement, monitor and evaluate public policies from a gender equality perspective, and enable women’s access to top positions. It also highlights ways to create and strengthen links between gender equality efforts within legislative bodies with the practices of other political and public institutions, such as electoral management bodies (EMB), national statistical offices and political parties.

This section of the Toolkit includes the following three areas of focus: