Legal Gender Consultancy

Legal Gender Consultancy

The value of legal gender consultancy is twofold. Compliance with the law in order to protect our client’s organisations as a whole as well as their individual employees, and the benefits of the normative framework via its tools and support. Although not all legal instruments are binding, their guidelines and potential voluntary engagements can prove beneficial in terms of visibility; becoming a proud member of a growing community of businesses and organisations who are driving gender equality and sustainable development transformation on international, regional and local levels.

By advising on our client’s national, regional and international commitment to gender equality, Genderscope’s legal support is designed to address the full scope of their organisational activity, including country of origin and operational countries’ legislation, on gender equality and anti-discrimination.

Some of the issues we advise on – preventing and tackling gender based discrimination in the workplace are:

  • Gender Pay Gap
  • LGBTQ in the Workplace
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Parental Rights
  • Gender Based Discrimination in Recruitment and Promotion

Depending on our client’s scope of work, we utilise and advise on a range of international, regional and local law frameworks and tools.

Some Examples of International, Regional and Local Instruments:

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)
  • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966)
  • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966)
  • International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (1965)
  • UN Women Empowerment Principles, WEPs (2010)
  • UN Human Rights Global LGBT Standards for Business
  • Yogyakarta Principles on SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity)
  • Beijing Declaration (1995) and Beijing+20 Monitoring Report (2015)
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (5, 8 and 1)
  • International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes (1981)
  • Innocenti Declaration on the Protection, Promotion and Support of Breastfeeding (1990 and 2005)
  • UNDP Gender Equality Seal for Public and Private Organizations (2009)
  • EU Lisbon Treaty (2007)
  • Council Of Europe Gender Equality Strategy 2018-2023 (2018)
  • ASEAN Declaration on the Gender-Responsive Implementation of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and Sustainable Development Goals (2017)
  • AU Strategy for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment 2018-2028 (2018)
  • UK Equality Act (2010)


International Labor Organisation (ILO) Conventions and Recommendations:

  • Equal Remuneration Convention (1951)
  • Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention (1958)
  • Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention (2006)
  • Social Security (Minimum Standards) Convention (1952)
  • Maternity Protection Conventions and Recommendations (2000)
  • Violence and Harassment Convention (2019)