FAS has initiated and has been organizing Women’s AU Pre-Summit Consultative Meetings since 2002 to give a stronger voice to women interested in advancing African women’s agenda.
They represent a core strategic component of FAS overall regional programme on mainstreaming gender in the African Union (AU), organized so far in partnership with :
AU Gender Directorate (AUGD),
Government of Finland,
Government of the Netherlands,
and UN Agencies.
In this context, FAS was asked to be the Coordinator of the Campaign at its creation in 2006, and again at the last Women’s Pre-Summit in July 2008.
All actors involved signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) clarifying their responsibilities.