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REPORT OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AU SOLEMN DECLARATION ON GENDER EQUALITY IN AFRICA

Like many African countries, the majority of women in Ethiopia hold low status in the society. They have been denied equal access to education, training and gainful employment opportunities and their involvement in policy formulation and decision-making processes has been minimal. Women play a vital role in the community by taking care of all social activities. However, they do not enjoy the fruits of their labor and suffer from political, economical, social and cultural marginalization.
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LESOTHO : AFRICAN UNION SOLEMN DECLARATION ON GENDER EQUALITY IN AFRICA

The Sesotho culture is based on a patriarchal ideology whereby one’s identity is traced through one’s paternal lineage and descent. Some aspects of this culture have been incorporated into customary law that places women under the perpetual custody and protection of men. A number of customs and practices have evolved which give men more decision-making powers and the position of the heads of households. A woman who is married in community of property owns half of the joint estate, but the whole estate is administered by the husband who is at liberty to do as he pleases with it even if it means to dispose of it, alienate or donate it to whoever he likes, without consulting the wife. Due to the changing socio-economic circumstances, it is evident that such practices should be revisited as they can be used to perpetuate gender-based violence and restrict many women from carrying on with important tasks in their lives.
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MAURITIUS COUNTRY REPORT ON THE AU SOLEMN DECLARATION ON GENDER EQUALITY IN AFRICA .

The island of Mauritius has an area of 1,865 km2 and is situated in the south west Indian Ocean slightly over the tropic of Capricorn in latitude 200 South and longitude 570 East of Greenwich. It is 2000 km off the east coast of Africa and some 855 km east of Madagascar and it is almost entirely surrounded by coral reefs.
The Republic of Mauritius includes the islands of Mauritius, Rodrigues, St. Brandon and Agalega. As at 31st December 2005, the total population of the Republic of Mauritius was estimated at 1,248,592:1,211,308 in the island of Mauritius and 36,995 in Rodrigues.
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NAMIBIA’S COUNTRY REPORT ON THE AFRICAN UNION SOLEMN DECLARATION ON GENDER EQUALITY IN AFRICA

Namibia, like many other African countries has a history of gender inequalities, be it economic, social, cultural or political. It is from this experience that the Namibian Government decided to adopt the African Union Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa at the 3rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of States and Government in July 2004 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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SOUTH AFRICA’S REPORT TO THE AU SECRETARIAT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AU HEADS OF STATES’ SOLEMN DECLARATION ON GENDER EQUALITY IN AFRICA

The African Union (AU) Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa was adopted by the Heads of State of the AU in July 2004. Operative paragraph 12 of the Declaration commits the Heads of State to report annually on progress made in gender mainstreaming and to support and champion all issues raised in the Declaration, both at the national and regional levels.
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