The African Women’s Protocol
A Tool to Mobilise Resources for Financing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Pamphlet: 978 0 85598 641 4 / $10.95
Published: March 2010  

Publisher: Oxfam Publishing
8 1/4" x 11 1/4"
Series: Programme Insights
The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Africa Women’s Protocol) was adopted on 11 July 2003 during the Heads of State and Government of the African Union Summit held in Maputo, Mozambique. The Protocol entered into force after it received the necessary 15 State Party ratifications on 25 November 2005.

The Protocol provides a continent-wide legal framework for addressing gender inequality and the underlying aspects of the way that society is organized that perpetuate women’s subordination and contribute to their marginalization and their occupation of the lower strata in all spheres of life.

As part of its strategy to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment, Oxfam GB Southern Africa supports a number of partner organizations to advocate for the universal ratification, popularization, domestication, implementation, and monitoring of the Africa Women’s Protocol.

These Programme Insights papers reflect some of the key strategies that partner organizations have used during these processes.

This publication is a series of seven stapled papers in a folder.

Table of Contents:
1. Policy, Advocacy, and Programming on the Africa Women’s Protocol: Overview of Oxfam GB’s Support to Women’s-Rights Organisations and Government Stakeholders in Southern Africa
2. Integrating the Africa Women’s Protocol in the Zambia National Legal Policy and Processes: Example from Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA)
3. Popularising the Africa Women’s Protocol: The Experience of Malawi
4. Monitoring the Implementation of Women's Human-Rights Instruments: The Case of the Africa Gender Monitor
5. Popularising and Implementing the Africa Women’s Protocol in Mozambique and South Africa
6. Power Analysis of Regional Bodies for the Effective Implementation of the Africa Women’s Protocol
7. Policy Research on the Africa Women’s Protocol

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