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Strategies for 2010- AU Year for Peace

Greater women empowerment, training on gender issues, reform of legal systems and a sanction imposition are some of the strategies the Africa Union (AU) should adopt in 2010: the Year for Peace, according to gender experts meeting ahead of the AU summit. The AU has already designated 2010 as the Year for Peace and Security that will see increased implementation and action on United Nations Security Council resolutions 1325, 1820,1888 and 1889 that deal with the rights of women in conflict, post-conflict and peace building situations. ‘The AU needs to incorporate a gender advisor requirement for the negotiation process in

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Evaluation of the Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality

Report findings from 18 African countries out of the 53, indicate that only 34 per cent of the member states have honoured the commitment of subsequent reporting on progress made in implementing the Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa (SDGEA) as required under article12.  The report also indicates that although there has been progress made in institutionalising gender in government ministries, there is still lack of sufficient information on key programme executed. The report findings of an evaluation undertaken to monitor African governments reporting and performance in implementing the SDGEA was launched by Gender is my Agenda Campaign (GIMAC),

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The Third African Union (AU) Pre-summit on Gender

The third African Union (AU) pre-summit on gender begun this Friday 22/01/2010 at the headquarters of the AU Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The pre-summit will have two segments. The first will cover peace and security particularly building participants’ capacity on United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1325, 1820, 1888 and 1889. The second segment of the pre-summit will address the theme of the summit: ‘Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Africa: Challenges and Prospects for Development’. We recall that resolution 1325 was the first ever to specifically address the impact of war on women, and women’s contributions to conflict resolution

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