Commendable efforts have been made on the African continent to address gender inequality and women’s empowerment. This is due to the political commitment that a large number of member States have made and progressive legal and policy measures they have adopted. However, these gains have not been sufficient to bridge the gender gap and inequalities, more specifically as they relate to women. Women’s economic and social advancement is a crucial precondition for Africa’s development. This calls for strengthening of policies, programmes and targeted financing to better address women’s empowerment. This also entails the adoption and implementation of regional and international commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Upcoming events

11 Nov 2014 to 14 Nov 2014
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia