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CGE outraged at molestation of learners in Soweto

CGE outraged at molestation of learners in Soweto

The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has learnt with outrage and disgust about the molestation of 83 learners at AB Xuma Primary School in Soweto by a Scholar Patroller.  Through its mandate, the CGE will ensure that it supports and ensure that adequate interventions and responses are put in place by relevant state institutions and […]

Economic empowerment

Economic empowerment

Women in Southern Africa constitute slightly more than half of the region’s population, yet key economic indicators show that they make up the majority of those living in poverty and remain underrepresented in decision-making. Women also comprise a majority of the region’s landless, underpaid and unemployed. The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Post-2015 agenda, guided […]

October 11, 2017 Themes: Economics Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

SADC: Making the economy work for women

SADC: Making the economy work for women

By Lucia Makamure Johannesburg, 9 October: The African Women’s Development & Communication Network (FEMNET), in partnership with the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University (CWGL), Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), Christian Aid and UN Women are this week hosting the first ever African Feminist Macroeconomics Academy (AFMA). The Academy that has brought together gender activists, academia, researchers and […]

Keeping girls in school key for gender equality

Keeping girls in school key for gender equality

 By Jenipher Changwanda Lilongwe, 11 October: Today the world commemorates the International Day of the Girl Child under the theme EmPOWER Girls: Before, during and after crises. According to UNWomen this day serves to address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. This day gives […]

October 11, 2017 Themes: Education Programs: GL Opinion and Commentary Service | News | Write about rights

Draft Communications Strategy

The draft communication plan and materials aims to promote the dissemination and buy-in of the new gender strategy by a wide range of stakeholders. It includes short briefs and key messages that should be used to help bolster the authoritative nature of this new strategy document. Click here to comment directly on the paper which […]

October 8, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: GL Services

Draft Operational Plan

The draft operational plan identifies priority gender actions for each of the seven aspirations and accompanying twenty goals of the African Union Agenda 2063. Find the action plan under each goal in the table below. There are actions at continental, regional and national level. Your comments will be saved in real time. Post general comments at […]

October 8, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: GL Services

Draft Results Framework

The draft results framework defines key indicators and how progress will be tracked and reported against. The results framework is based on the AU Agenda 2063 and Sustainable Development Goal targets and indicators. It will be rigorous to ensure credibility, reliability and verifiability of knowledge that will be generated and therefore enable greater influence on […]

October 8, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: GL Services

Draft Mapping of Normative Frameworks

The draft mapping of normative frameworks harmonises global and African frameworks, RECs, Organs and Member States with aspirations and goals of Agenda 2063. This is a critical success factor of the new strategy as it will provide a clear mutual space for close collaboration while complying with Agenda 2063’s requirement to harmonize AU practices across […]

October 8, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: GL Services

Draft Key Issues Paper

The draft key issues paper builds the case for and narrows down the focus of the new gender strategy to the most critical areas of investment that need to be pursued. It will lay out priority areas the AU should pursue and the justification for each recommendation. The definition will be based on an analysis […]

October 8, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: GL Services