Women’s Rights In Africa

Last year, UN Human Rights together with the African Union and UN Women, gave a report that has to do with women’s rights in Africa. It was a planned series of events about women’s rights on the continent that addressed various thematic issues.


However, there have been great strides in realising women’s rights in Africa – for example, female participation in African legislatures surpasses that of many developed countries. There are now provisions on sexual and gender-based violence, economic, social and cultural rights and non-discrimination in constitutions and policies across the continent.


But in every country in Africa, as around the world, women continued to be denied full enjoyment of their rights.


Among some of the report’s, statistics show: in six African countries, there is no legal protection for women against domestic violence. In 2013, African women and girls accounted for 62 percent of all global deaths from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. An estimated 130 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation, mainly in Africa. If current trends continue, almost half of the world’s child brides in 2050 will be African.


In Africa, and globally, it is clear that when women are able to exercise their rights to access to education, skills, and jobs, there is a surge in prosperity, positive health outcomes, and greater freedom and well-being, not only of women but of the whole society.


In many countries, gaps in protecting women’s rights are compounded by political instability and conflict. The report stresses that women should not be seen only as victims but, for example, as active agents in formal and informal peace building processes.


Among its recommendations, the report calls on African governments to encourage women’s full and productive employment, to recognize the importance of unpaid care and domestic work, and to ensure women can access and control their own economic and financial resources.


Agency Report 

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  • Awdia Deab September 22, 2018 7:37 am

    بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم. 1. حرية التعبير 2. نقص التعليم 3. زواج القاصرات 4.االعادات والتقاليد الرجعية. التي تضع المرأة في أدنى مستوى 5. برغم أن الله قد كرم المرأة في كل الديانات السماوية الا أن المجتمع لا زال يقلل من قيمة المرأة وعالج مثل هذه الحالات والظروف يتم عن طريق حملات توعية المجتمع وتثقيف المرأة وان نوصل لها الرسالة في عقر دارها… ويتم ذلك عن طريق المنظمات الحقوقية والجمعيات الخيرية المساعدات الإنسانية ليست اكل وشرب بل تعليم وتوعية والتضحية لأجل رفع مستوى المرأة من الجهل والمرأة هي أساس المجتمع كلما تحسن وضع المرأة يكون المجتمع أفضل

    In the name of of Allah the Merciful. 1. Freedom of expression 2. Lack of education 3. Minors’ marriage 4. Retroactive customs and traditions. Which puts women at the lowest level 5. Although God has honored women in all religions, but the society is still diminishing the value of women and treat such situations and circumstances are through awareness campaigns and educate the community and to deliver the message in her home … This is done Through human rights organizations and charities Humanitarian aid is not eating and drinking, but education, awareness and sacrifice to raise women’s level of ignorance and women are the basis of society The better the status of women the better society

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