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Are Women’s Human Rights Shared Values of the African Union?
an article by Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS)

The 17th Pre-Summit of the Gender is My Agenda Campaign (GIMAC) focused on the three key pillars of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 - Protection, Prevention and Participation of women in peace processes - with a special consideration of women´s situation in Côte d’Ivoire

Participants of the 17th GIMAC Pre-Summit held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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The 17th Pre-Summit Consultative Meeting on Gender Mainstreaming in the African Union, a shadow event of the AU Summit organized by the GIMAC, a network of more than 40 Civil Society Organizations, took place from the 24 to 26 January 2011 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

This meeting, coordinated by Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) in partnership with the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice), the International Labor Organization, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), and UN Women, focused on three current and vital issues that must be considered when discussing and establishing consensus on Shared Values in the African context: Elimination of Violence against Women; Gender and Climate Change/Climate Justice; and Gender and Social Economy.

Also, the GIMAC network discussed the Protection of women in conflict countries as Côte d’Ivoire, through sessions on Violence against Women; and the participation of women in peace processes, through a training in techniques on negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution for women. After three days meeting, a document comprising the most vital recommendations of the 17th GIMAC Pre-Summit was brought to the African Union Summit .

Also, the second report on the Evaluation of the Implementation of the Solemn Declaration in Gender Equality in Africa, commissioned by FAS, which show the progress made by states and governments on gender mainstreaming in their countries, was launched in presence of Ms. Michelle Bachelet, UN Women Executive Director.


Question(s) related to this article:

Do women have a special role to play in the peace movement?,

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Latest reader comment:

The 30 articles in CPNN linked to this question make it clear that women indeed have a special role to play in the peace movement.  See the following for an historical explanation of why this is true.

This report was posted on May 16, 2011.