Annex C. Questionnaire on legal reforms

Questionnaire on recent/ongoing legal reforms that have affected women’s economic empowerment.  For example recent changes in family law, labour law, and business law.

We kindly ask you to fill out this questionnaire. Your valuable responses will help us to identify the topics to include in our research. Please note that you can skip questions and only fill out the parts that you feel are most relevant. Even if you have not completed all the questions, please do submit the questionnaire. In case you would like to submit more than one legal reform, please fill out the questionnaire several times in order to describe each reform separately.

  1. 1. Please provide your contact details:

    • Name:

    • Surname:

    • Organisation:

    • Country:

    • Phone:

    • E-mail:

  1. 2. Please describe the legal reform in favour of women’s economic empowerment that you are proposing to be included in the OECD publication. Go into detail on how the reform took place. Please include the title, year and articles of the legal frameworks that you are mentioning.

  2. 3. Explain the main motive for the reform. Please go into detail about why this reform was so important to enhance women’s economic empowerment.

  3. 4. What were the factors that made this legal reform a success?

  4. 5. What were the difficulties that had to be overcome to make the legal reform a success?

  1. 6. What has been the impact so far of this legal reform on women and their communities? If available, please also provide quantitative data.

  2. 7. In your opinion, which part of society is aware of this legal reform:

    • Majority

    • About half

    • Less than half

    • Very small part

  1. 8. What is the status of the legal reform?

    • The reform has been approved and entered into force

    • The reform has been approved, but it has not yet entered into force

    • The reform has not yet been approved

  2. 9. Who was behind the reform? Please only tick the most relevant options (possibility of ticking more than one box):

    • Government

    • Businesses

    • Citizens, public opinion

    • NGOs

    • International Organisations

    • Other (Please specify)

  3. 10. Has this reform gone through a standard legislative process? If not, please explain the process.

  4. 11. What forms of public consultation were used in the preparation of the legal reform: (possibility of ticking more than one box):

    • Informal consultation with selected groups

    • Broad circulation of proposals for comment

    • Public notice and comment

    • Public meeting

    • Internet

    • Advisory group

    • Preparatory public committee

    • Other

  5. 12. What was the procedure for making this legal reform known and accessible to affected parties? (possibility of ticking more than one box):

    • Television

    • Radio

    • Newspapers and magazines

    • Internet

    • Community offices

    • Acquaintances, friends, relatives

    • Other sources (please specify)

  6. 13. Please list links of information resources referring to this legal reform.

  7. 14. Please upload information resources such as the actual text of the legal reform, articles or photos.

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