Breathing Life into the African Union Protocol on Women's Rights in Africa

Breathing Life into the African Union Protocol on Women's Rights in Africa

Edited by Firoze Manji, Faiza Jama Mohammed, Roselynn Musa


Eliminating discrimination against women

The groundbreaking Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People's Rights on Women's Rights came into force in 2005. The protocol commits the states that sign it to eliminating all forms of discrimination against women.

Strategies around the protocol

This book documents the experiences and strategies that could be used to ensure its ratification and implementation by all countries in Africa. The idea for it came from a conference jointly convened in Addis Ababa by the African Union Women, Gender and Development Directorate and Solidarity for African Women's Rights (SOAWR), a coalition of more than 20 gender, human rights and development NGOs.

Some examples of topics covered are the provisions of the protocol; the campaign for its ratification; strategies for implementing the protocol; harmonising the protocol with national laws; the protocol and women with HIV/AIDS; and the protocol and women in conflict situations.

Also available in French with the title Vulgarisation du protocole de l'union africaine sur les droits des femmes en Afrique.

If you're an African non-governmental organisation of limited funds, please email to arrange a complimentary copy of this ebook (Adobe PDF).

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Title Breathing Life into the African Union Protocol on Women's Rights in Africa
Preface by Alpha Oumar Konaré
Publisher Pambazuka Press
Imprint Fahamu Books
BISAC Subject Heading HIS001000 HISTORY / Africa
SOC010000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
SOC032000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
BIC Subject Heading HBJH African history
JFFK Feminism & feminist theory
JFSJ1 Gender studies: women
Audience 01 General / trade
06 Professional and scholarly
Audience Activists, campaigners, NGO-workers, academics, journalists, commentators
Credit Fahamu Ltd
Title First Published 20 May 2006
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Thema subject category: NHH      93 Thema subject category: JBSF11
Includes Appendices
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 128 p. Appendices .
ISBN-10 1-904855-66-0
ISBN-13 978-1-904855-66-8
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9781904855668
Related Formats Electronic version available as GTIN-13 - (EAN 13) 9780954563776
Publication Date 20 May 2006
Main content page count 128
Dimensions 15.2 x 22.9 x 0.8 cm
Weight 250 gr
List Price £14.95
Format PDF
Nb of pages Appendices .
Product Detail PDF
ISBN-10 0-9545637-7-8
ISBN-13 978-0-9545637-7-6
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9780954563776
Related Formats Epublication based on (print product) GTIN-13 - (EAN 13) 9781904855668
Publication Date 01 December 2008
Format Multi-item Pack
Nb of pages Appendices .
Reference no. BUNPDF9781904855660
Weight 250 gr
List Price £23.90

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