STATEMENT BY ALLIANCES FOR AFRICA AT THE 71ST ORDINARY SESSION OF THE AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS
Alliances for Africa, a member of the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR), issued a statement at the 71st Ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, during the convening of the Commission’s Ordinary Session.
Part of the statement addressed;
• The Need to promote and protect women’s rights to be free from violence during Kenya’s election season
• Harmonization of laws prohibiting child marriage
• Protecting the sexual and reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) of women and girls in conflict
• Sexual exploitation in Africa.
The statement also called for the ratification of the Maputo Protocol by the remaining 13 African Union members, in order to allow women, enjoy their rights.
The call was also made for countries that have ratified the protocol to increase engagements on the implementation of the treaty.
To read more about the statement, click on the link below.
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