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Africa CSO Position Statement - Beijing 20

Publisher: African Women's Development & Communication Network
Publication Date: Jan 2014

190 representatives from Civil Society Organisations from 34 countries in the five regions of Africa and the Diaspora, gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from November, 14 -16 2014 for the NGO Forum on the Beijing+20 Review, and building on the UNECA CSO Technical Consultation on Beijing+20 convened in October 2014.

This six-page policy statement provides recommendations to African governments’ ministries and departments that are responsible and accountable for women’s rights. The statement also reaffirms the CSO’s commitments to working alongside governments to ensure the full achievement of the BPfA and women’s rights in general.

Areas covered in the statement:

  • Economy
  • Agriculture
  • Environment and Climate change
  • Women’s health
  • Sexual and reproductive rights
  • Human rights
  • Girl child and young women
  • Women in armed conflict
  • Education
  • Women, media and ICTS
  • Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women.