The judiciary, legislations and law, are an integral component of democracy. Extensive judicial framework requirements (e.g family law) are preconditions and an essential element to work towards thorough gender equality. In 1948 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted and proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations and had a huge impact on future changes. In 1981 The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) had been implemented. Political procedures as well as legislation, that are discriminating women, are in the meanwhile prosecuted in almost all nations.
The Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Gunda Werner Institute are functioning worldwide as a supporter of women and their groups to enforce the CEDAW.