Without a reliable and effective government in place, one empowered and regulated by the presence of a strong, enforceable constitution committed to democratic values, there can be no enduring positive change in developing and conflict-torn nations. The CCD’s efforts toward constitutional reform address the persistent issues that perpetuate cyclical problems of systemic poverty, ethnic and religious conflict, and frequent political and/or military upheaval. These issues include the shocking scarcity of women in key decision-making roles during the constitutional design process, a lack of training resources available to help women take on such roles, and the failure to implement constitutional mechanisms that ensure governmental accountability and foster responsible governance.
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