What gains and what challenges do we have two years after the entry into force of the Protocol? This is the overall question that the various articles presented in this special issue of Pambazuka aim at addressing. What clearly emerges is that the challenges outweigh the gains made so far.
The conference seeks to chart out the next steps for the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women. With 13 countries having ratified the Protocol, attention needs to shift from a focus on campaigning for ratification to strategies for domestication and implementation for rights realisation by African women and girls.