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



   

Acknowledgements
Preface
Professor Alpha Oumar Konaré
Abbreviations
PART ONE: CONTEXT FOR THE RATIFICATION OF THE PROTOCOL
Introduction
General situation of women in Africa
Karoline Kemp
Instruments on women's rights
Rita Anyumba
PART TWO: THE PROTOCOL COMES INTO FORCE
African Union Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa:
the SOAWR campaign
Faiza Jama Mohamed
Provisions of the Protocol
Roselynn Musa
PART THREE: BREATHING LIFE INTO THE PROTOCOL:
CHALLENGES FOR IMPLEMENTATION
Domesticating the Protocol
Sarah Mukasa
Institutionalising strategies for the Protocol
Mary Wandia
Financing the Protocol: considerations for influencing
budgets from experiences in Tanzania
Mary Rusimbi
Integrating the Protocol and regional instruments: the case of SADC
Loga Virahsawmy and Rotimi Sankore
Harmonising the Protocol with national legal systems
Ibrahima Kane
Strategic litigation: a tool for domesticating the Protocol?
Sibongile Ndashe
The case for alternative dispute resolution and negotiation as
strategies for domestication of international human rights instruments
Anne Atieno Amadi
PART FOUR: THE PROTOCOL AND ITS IMPLICATIONS
FOR WOMEN IN CONFLICT AND WITH HIV/AIDS
Applying the Protocol to women in conflict situations
Amie Joof-Cole
HIV/AIDS – a challenge to successful implementation
Elize Delport
APPENDICES
Appendix 1: The members of the Solidarity for African
Women's Rights coalition
Appendix 2: List of conference participants
Appendix 3: Countries which have ratified the AU Protocol
on the Rights of Women in Africa

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