English EN French FR

Advocacy for the effective implementation of the Maputo Protocol in Guinea and Sierra Leone

Projet : advocacy for the effective implementation of the Maputo Protocol in Guinea and Sierra Leone (2013)

Financial Partner: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Total Cost:

Duration:  1 year

Conutries : Sierra Leone

Projet : advocacy for the effective implementation of the Maputo Protocol in Guinea and Sierra Leone

Objective:   create an enabling environment for the implementation of Article 5 of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mauritania and Sierra Leone

Results

  • The project raised awareness among Sierra Leone actors on the process of ratifying the protocol with the African Union;
  • the process allowed interaction and solidarity between civil society organisations working together for the ratification of the protocol;
  • Key actors in Sierra Leone are committed to working towards the ratification of the Maputo Protocol by December 2013: A national action plan was set up that allowed all national actors to work together towards the ratification of the Protocol within an action platform;
  • 300 representatives from more than 29 countries learned about the experience of the supra-regional project and the work of religious leaders to end FGM at the 54th session of the ACHPR;
  • Sharing of the good practices and innovative approaches to combating FGM with 88 participants at the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57);
  • Dr Cheick Liman shared the strategy implemented by religious leaders to advance the fight against FGM in the West African sub-region, including the experience of Fatwas, an argument and a preaching guide on FGM to build the capacity of religious and promote the abandonment of this harmful traditional practice;
  • argument and a preaching guide were disseminated;
  • On 2 July 2015 at around 1.20pm, Sierra Leone ratified without reservation the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women today, after a lengthy debate on articles 5, 6 and 14a, b, c.

Agenda des évenements

Newsletter

Dernier bulletin d'information

Newsletter N°90 Avril 2022

Abonnez-vous à notre newsletter

Advocacy for the effective implementation of the Maputo Protocol in Guinea and Sierra Leone

WiLDAF, Sub Regional Office for West Africa was established in April 1997. It is part of a pan African women’s rights network established in 1990, initially based in Harare, but now based in Lomé, Togo. It dedicated to promoting and strengthening strategies which link law and development to increase women’s participation and influence at the community, national and international levels.

Usefull link

Contact

Tokon Witti, Lome Togo

Follow us

Copyright © 2022 WiLDAF-AO. All right reseved. Powered by I-MEDIA CONSULTING