Protocol watch


Mali signed the Maputo Protocol in December, 2003 and ratified in January, 2005. 

  • 2017: Law 2017-21 ensures equal rights and treatment of all citizens, with regards to access to employment and education. Specifically, Article 4 details the different types of discrimination, highlighting discrimination on the basis of disabilities and HIV/AIDS. Moreover, women have the right to 14 weeks of fully paid maternity leave, financed by the government’s social security programme.
  • 2020-2029: Plan Décennal de Développement pour l’autonomisation de la femme, de l’enfant et de la famille (|PDDAFEF 2020-2029). Its aim is to contribute to the emergence of Mali by 2030 through the empowerment of children, women and families, based on equality of opportunity and rights, for the constitution of human capital of quality capable of participating effectively in the creation of wealth and in the social, economic and political governance of the country. This Plan centers around 5 strategic pillars: (1) Creation of a social, legal, economic and institutional environment favorable to the harmonious integration of the child into society; (2) Enhancement of the status of women, development of their potential and strengthening of their position in the governance of the country; (3) Strengthening of the institutional and technical capacities of the MPFEF essential for the effective execution of its coordination, planning, management and monitoring-evaluation missions, (5) Acceleration of the institutionalization of gender in organizational and operational plans public and private development institutions.