State Parties shall take all appropriate measures to eliminate discrimination against
women in the political and public life of the country and, in particular, shall ensure to
women, on equal terms with men, the right:
(a)To vote in all elections and public referenda and to be eligible for selection to
all publicly elected bodies;
(b)To participate in the formulation of government policy and the implementation
thereof and to hold public office and perform all public functions at all levels of
(c)To participate in non-governmental organizations and associations concerned with the
public and political life of the country.
States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure to women, on equal terms
with men and without any discrimination, the opportunity to represent their Governments at
the international level and to participate in the work of international organizations.
1. States Parties shall grant women equal rights with men to acquire, change or retain
their nationality. They shall ensure in particular that neither marriage to an alien nor
change of nationality by the husband during marriage shall automatically change the
nationality of the wife, render her stateless or force upon her the nationality of her
2. States Parties shall grant wo men equal rights with men with respect to the
nationality of their children.