Equality Now on behalf of SOAWR

A Guide to Using the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa for Legal Action

This manual promotes the use of the groundbreaking human rights instrument, the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa (the Women’s Rights Protocol), which is a supplementary protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The Women’s Rights Protocol was adopted by
the African Union in July 2003 as a result of intensive advocacy by many organizations from all over Africa and entered into force on 25 November 2005. 

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