AU COMMISSION CHAIRPERSON’S 2ND PROGRESS REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SOLEMN DECLARATION ON GENDER EQUALITY IN AFRICA
This report is being submitted pursuant to the obligation under Article 13 of the Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa (SDGEA) which enjoins the Chairperson of the Commission to submit an annual report for the consideration of the Heads of State and Government on measures taken to implement the principle of gender equality and gender mainstreaming at national, regional and continental levels. Full Text »
AFAO’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE ECONOMIC DIMENSION OF GENDER June.
For most African countries, reaching the MDGs is still a challenge to pick up.
African economic indicators present some great reasons for hope, as many African countries have experienced some improvement in their economic performances in 2005.
This has been made possible thanks to a favourable context marked by reasonable commodity prices, by the reinforcement of international aid and debt remissions and the implementation of reforms that have started to pay off. Full Text »
Africa Network Campaign on Education For All :Challenges to achieving Education For All in Africa
Five years have passed since Dakar and there is still growing concern that 2015 targets will be missed unless urgent measures are taken by governments and donors to redress the inadequacies inherent in the implementation of the six Dakar goals.
On current rates of progress, African children will wait an other 150 years to enter the school gates. Full Text »
FAWE 2006 summary report
2006 is the final year of FAWE’s Revised Strategic Direction (2002-06), as well as a year after the FAWE Mid-Term Review (MTR).
During the year, FAWE made substantial contribution towards the worldwide goal of improving female education and also towards addressing emerging issues from the MTR.
Since no single program or strategy can accomplish all the outcomes that FAWE aspires to address, efforts were made to focus on each of the four FAWE’s Strategic Objectives. Full Text »
FAS and ACCORD report
PEACE AND SECURITY:
In its second article, the Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa (SDGEA) states:
Ensure the full and effective participation and representation of women in peace processes including the prevention, resolution, management of conflict and post-conflict reconstruction in Africa as stipulated in UN Resolution 1325 (2000).
Appoint women as Special Envoys and Special Representatives of the African Union. Full Text »
SaferAfrica submission to the Shadow Report on Implementation of the Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa :
Article 2: Peace and Security
Gender Mainstreaming of the Defence Sector in the SADC Region.
Across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, there is demonstrable evidence of an expanding consensus about the significance of women participation in the transformation of society. Full Text »
SAHARA and SWAA health report
||HIV continues to be the most severe epidemic in West Africa. Of all the people who are infected with HIV worldwide, 70% live in Africa, even if Africa represents only 10% of the global population. Sub Sahara African countries represent the highest rates of new HIV infections per year. 60 % of all women, who live worldwide with the virus, are Africans. Furthermore, Africa has the highest number of orphans who lost their parents through the pandemic. Full Text »
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SOLEMN DECLARATION ON GENDER EQUALITY IN AFRICA SHADOW REPORT OF THE WEST AFRICAN CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS
Two decades after the Nairobi Forward-Looking Strategies, eleven years after the Beijing Women’s Conference on gender equality and empowerment of women, the member States of the African Union adopted the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Protocol on Women’s Rights) during the Maputo Summit on 11 July 2003.
The Protocol which entered into force on 25 November 2005 is the result of several years of struggle by African women.
In July 2004, African leaders also adopted the Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa. Full Text »
SYNTHESIS OF FIRST REPORTS OF MEMBER STATES ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SOLEMN DECLARATION ON GENDER EQUALITY IN AFRICA (SDGEA)
The creation of the African Women’s Committee on Peace and Development (AWCPD) in 1998 by the then Organization of African Unity (OAU) and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) to advise the Secretary General of OAU and the Executive Secretary of the ECA “on issues concerning African women, peace and development” helped in shaping the gender agenda of the African Union (AU).
Notwithstanding its limited mandate, the AWCPD seized the opportunity of the transformation of the OAU to the AU to lobby for greater inclusion of women in the Constitutive Act and the transition process.
Their effort resulted in the decision by the OAU Council of Ministers to support consultations to better define the role of women in the transition process (Ibid).
This decision was followed-up with a workshop in May 2002 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on “How to mainstream Gender in the AU”.
The meeting, hosted by the then Women, Gender and Development Division of the OAU, in collaboration with the AWCPD and Femme Africa Solidarité (FAS), recommended among others, the establishment of a Gender Directorate in the office of the Chairperson.
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