The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), October 2001

Sectors : Gender and economic opportunity, Gender and political agency, Gender and social development
Organisation : AU
Date made: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Gender - Gender and economic opportunity

“49. ...African leaders will take joint responsibility for the following:

... Promoting the role of women in social and economic development by reinforcing their capacity in the domains of education and training; by developing revenue-generating activities through facilitating access to credit; and by assuring their participation in the political and economic life of African countries;...

...67. Long-term objectives...

... - To promote the role of women in all activities.”


Commitments in: Gender - Gender and social development

“68. Goals...
... - To make progress towards gender equality and empowering women by eliminating gender disparities in the enrolment in primary and secondary education by 2005;...

...115. Objectives
... - To give special attention to the reduction of poverty among women;...

...116. Actions
... - Establish a gender task team to ensure that the specific issues faced by poor women are addressed in the poverty reduction strategies of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development;”