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A guide to using protocol on the rights of women in Africa for legal action

Equality Now (Organization)

A guide to using protocol on the rights of women in Africa for legal action

by Equality Now (Organization)

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Published by Equality Now in Nairobi .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsSolidarity for African Women"s Rights
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 164 p. :
Number of Pages164
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25048156M
LC Control Number2011343471

  The protocol has an African relevance, thrust and the adoption of the ADP is a major success the Africa Disability Alliance and its partners in spearheading and driving the rights of persons with disabilities in Africa. The protocol reflects a legal instrument from an African perspective. In February , when a 13 year-old Zambian school girl was raped by her teacher, the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa (the Protocol) was one of the tools that facilitated justice. R.M., the brave young girl who was under her aunt’s guardianship, sued the teacher, the school, Ministry of Education, and the Zambian Attorney General.

  The States Parties to this Protocol, CONSIDERING that Article 66 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights provides for special protocols or agreements, if necessary, to supplement the provisions of the African Charter, and that the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Organization of African Unity meeting in its Thirty-first Ordinary Session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. African Charter on Human and Peoples‟ Rights and the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa: A case study of Nigeria‟ - is my original work. It has not been submitted either in whole or in part to any other university or institution. Where other people‟s ideas are used, they have been duly acknowledged.

REFERENCE GUIDE ON PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF CHILD VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING IN EUROPE Glossary Adolescent A person between the ages of 10 and Biodata Personal biographical data about an individual (e.g. age, name, etc) Child In accordance with article 1 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) has released a quarterly update on the campaign on the Popularization, Ratification, Domestication and Implementation of the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa. The protocol entered into force on 25 November , 30 days after the 15th ratification by Togo on 26 October


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A guide to using protocol on the rights of women in Africa for legal action by Equality Now (Organization) Download PDF EPUB FB2

A case in point is the financial and technical support provided to Equality Now and SOAWR in developing the “Guide to using the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa for Legal Action”. Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen; at this juncture I wish to provide a.

The Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa -- III. Use of the Women\'s Rights Protocol at the domestic and regional levels -- IV. Submitting complaints to the African Commission -- V. Taking a case to the African Court on Human and Peoples\' Rights or the African Court of Justice and Human Rights -- VI.

Relevant case law on human rights -- VII. Equality Now, in conjunction with Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR), is delighted to announce the release of A Guide to Using the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa for Legal Action. The release of this manual comes 5 years after the Protocol came into force.

This guide provides step-by-step guidance for using the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa at local, national, and regional levels. It explains how to bring women’s rights abuses that violate the Protocol before domestic courts and regional justice mechanisms like the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights; analyzes key cases related to women’s rights decided by the.

Read: Guide to Using the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa for Legal Action. Using the Protocol to strengthen women's rights. SOAWR makes recommendations to address sexual and reproductive health to the African human rights system, using The Protocol as a guide.

A Guide to Using the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa for Legal Action Author: Equality Now on behalf of SOAWR This manual promotes the use of the groundbreaking human rights instrument, the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa (the Women’s Rights Protocol), which is a supplementary protocol to the African Charter on Human and.

A Guide to Using the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa for Legal Action vii I n my capacity as Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa, I have the privilege and pleasure to write the preface of the “Guide on Using the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa for Legal Action” developed by the Solidarity.

Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights to elaborate a Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa; Platform for Action of call on of her human and legal rights. Every woman shall. The Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa 4 Februarya draft protocol was created and was finally ratified some six years later The adoption of the protocol signifies a renewed political commitment to the advancement of women’s rights as human rights in Africa.

Furthermore, attempts to strengthen the. The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (the African Women's Protocol), which was adopted by the African Union in and became legally binding for countries that had signed and ratified the protocol on 25 Novembercorrects the weaknesses in the African Charter on Human and.

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol), the Coalition of the campaign, Africa for Womens' Rights: Ratify and Respect reiterates its call for the continental ratification of this progressive instrument within the African human rights system and for its effective implementation.

The Maputo Protocol guaranteeing comprehensive rights to women was adopted by the AU on 11 Julyin Maputo, Mozambique. Following its adoption, AU Member States in the Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa adopted in Julyundertook to sign and ratify the.

Affirmative action refers to a policy that takes gender, race, or ethnicity into account in an The impact of the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa 4 by women’s status as legal minors in marriage and family laws, precedence of customary law over non- The impact of the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa.

women. as citizens as well as other rights, including the right to social security and an adequate standard of living (Articles 22 and 25). n The African Charter on Human and People’s Rights This protects every African citizen regardless of age.

Its optional protocol on the rights of women specifically protects the rights of older women and. J to J High-Level Virtual forum: Women in Governance and Political Participation (WGPP): Enhancing African Women's Role in Leadership; Aug The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Celebrates Humanitarian Workers on the Occasion of the World Humanitarian Day; Aug to Aug Continental Education Strategy for Africa.

AFRICA ACTION Africa Policy E-Journal J () Africa: African Union and Women's Rights (Reposted from sources cited below) On J the African Union summit in Maputo, Mozambique adopted the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa.

and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field.” Such discrimination encompasses any difference in treatment on the grounds of sex which: • Intentionally or unintentionally disadvantages women; • Prevents society as a whole from recognizing women’s rights in.

By Justice Lucy Asuagbor, Commissioner, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa. THE MAPUTO PROTOCOL. The Maputo Protocol guaranteeing comprehensive rights to women was adopted by the.

The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, which provides guidelines on elimination of all practices that are harmful to the health of women and girls, came into force on 27 November. marks the fifteenth anniversary of the Maputo Protocol, the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, adopted in This anniversary offers an excellent opportunity to take stock of gaps and contestations around the realisation of women and girls’ rights, and to identify where.

A Guide to Using the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa for Legal Action. The Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa is renowned for its strong and comprehensive provisions on women.

Download Best WordPress Themes Free Download. Premium WordPress Themes Download.Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol) through application of multiple take corrective and positive action in those areas where discrimination against recognition and protection of her human and legal rights.

2. Every woman shall have the .The African Charter established the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The Commission was inaugurated on 2 November in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Commission’s Secretariat has subsequently been located in Banjul, The addition to performing any other tasks which may be entrusted to it by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government, the .