Training on the Application of the Multi-Sectoral Framework to Implement the AU Protocol
The entry into force of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa in November 2005 provided an opportunity to enact legislative frameworks across the continent that build and extend the freedoms and rights contained in the Protocol to women. National machineries have been established at different levels to provide leadership within government on issues of women’s rights and empowerment. It is in this regard that the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) Coalition, UN Women, Oxfam, in collaboration with the African Union Commission Women, Gender and Development Directorate organized a training on the multi-sectoral framework (MSF) for government officials and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on the domestication of African Union Protocol on the Rights of African Women.
The purpose of the training was to support the establishment of a pool of national resource persons and technical assistants of Government and CSOs to promote and support the adoption and use of a multi-sectoral approach to women’s rights at the national level in 8 African countries as a strategy to fast-track the delivery of the rights enshrined in the Protocol. The resource pool will undertake to mobilize political and institutional commitment to multi-sectoral strategies for the implementation of the Protocol after the training and contribute to building additional capacities in their respective countries.
Convened by Oxfam, UN Women and Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) Coalition in collaboration with the African Union Commission Women, Gender and Development Directorate on 23 - 27 April 2012 in Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.[/html]