AU Second Decade of Education for Africa 2006-2015

Sectors : Human Rights, Primary and basic education, Gender and social development
Organisation : AU
Date made: 
2006
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Commitments in: Education - Primary and basic education

“27. In the Second Decade of Education, every effort will be made to ensure that:
i. Gender and culture are mainstreamed into all the Decade priorities.;

ii. Human rights based perspectives become the foundation for all education policy actions;

iii. The rights of the most vulnerable persons are respected, including girls, persons with disabilities and children affected by HIV and AIDS;

iv. Cultural practices that encourage gender discrimination are eliminated;

v. Education is used as an effective tool for entrenching peace, justice and equity, to empower men and women to participate to their full potential in society;

vi. Education contributes to re-establishing the dignity of Africans, and engendering a pride in positive African values and heritage;

vii. Inter-sectoral approaches to gender and culture in education are developed.

28. Priority areas of intervention for the Decade will therefore deal with the following
i. Promotion of the right environment for the application and enforcement of human rights...”

Scope: 
Africa

“28. Priority areas of intervention for the Decade will therefore deal with the following...
...ii Universal access in basic and secondary education and significant reduction in the number of out of school children and youth, with special focus on persons with disabilities, situations of conflict and marginalized groups;

iii. Promotion of cultural industries, along with functional literacy, for the economic empowerment of women and men;

iv. Increasing synergies between culture and education

Scope: 
Africa

“28. Priority areas of intervention for the Decade will therefore deal with the following...

...v. Enhancing girls’ and women’s participation in science and technology education at all levels”

Scope: 
Africa