Mapping and Assessment Reports on the Ratification, Domestication, Implementation and Reporting on EVAWG and Gender Equality and International Law in Africa: The Role of Regional Economic Communities
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is prevalent in Africa, occurring in both public and private spheres during peacetime and war. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns exacerbated the issue, leading to a surge in reports of intimate partner violence and highlighting pre-existing gender inequalities as a cause and effect of VAWG.
Equality Now and SOAWR, in partnership with The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the African Union Commission (AUC), are proud to announce the upcoming virtual launch workshop for two reports: the “Regional Evidence-based Mapping and Assessment Report on the Status of Domestication and Enforcement of Human Rights Instruments and Development and Implementation of National Action Plans in line with Global and Regional Human Rights Commitments on EVAWG” and the “Regional Assessment Report on the Ratification, Domestication, Implementation, and Reporting of Global and Regional Instruments on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality.”
This virtual launch event will take place on Thursday, March 23, 2023, from 2:00 – 4:30 PM (EAT).
These resources offer an opportunity to review progress made and identify challenges, gaps, and opportunities in advancing and accelerating the realization of women’s and girls’ rights at the regional and national levels in Africa. A summary of the key findings and recommendations from both studies will be presented during the launch.
You can register to join us online via zoom.