Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, July 2004

Sectors : Gender and social development, Primary and basic education
Organisation : AU
Date made: 
2004
Level: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Gender - Gender and social development

“We, the Heads of State and Government of Member States of the African Union...

...HEREBY AGREE TO:
1. Accelerate the implementation of gender specific economic, social, and legal measures aimed at combating the HIV/AIDS pandemic and effectively implement both Abuja and Maputo Declarations on Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Other Related Infectious Disease. More specifically we will ensure that treatment and social services are available to women at the local level making it more responsive to the needs of families that are providing care; enact legislation to end discrimination against women living with HIV/AIDS and for the protection and care for people living with HIV/AIDS, particularly women; increase budgetary allocations in these sectors so as to alleviate women’s burden of care;”

Scope: 
Africa

“We, the Heads of State and Government of Member States of the African Union...

...HEREBY AGREE TO:
...4. Initiate, launch and engage within two years sustained public campaigns against gender based violence as well as the problem of trafficking in women and girls; Reinforce legal mechanisms that will protect women at the national level and end impunity of crimes committed against women in a manner that will change and positively alter the attitude and behaviour of the African society;”

Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Education - Primary and basic education

“We, the Heads of State and Government of Member States of the African Union...

...HEREBY AGREE TO:
...8. Take specific measures to ensure the education of girls and literacy of women, especially in the rural areas, to achieve the goal of “Education for All” (EFA);”

Scope: 
Africa