The Protocol to the African Charter on Human Rights and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa

THE PROTOCOL TO THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN IN AFRICA

The protocol promotes the principles of equality, peace, freedom, dignity, justice, solidarity and democracy and aims to give greater attention to the plight of women in Africa. Through the recognition of a wide spectrum of women’s civil and political rights, as well as economic, social and cultural rights, it reaffirms the universality, indivisibility and interdependency of all internationally recognized human rights of women. These include the right to life, integrity, security, elimination of all harmful practices, access to justice and equal protection before the law.

African Youth Charter

The African Youth Charter was adopted by the African Union (AU) in 2006 and came into force on 8th August 2009. As of April 2013, 41 countries have signed the Charter out of which only 31 have ratified. The Charter was to address the growing need of youth empowerment, development and their participa...