VICTORY FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS IN AFRICA!
The Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa came into force on the 25th of November 2005 - a milestone in the protection and promotion of women's rights in Africa. Sixteen countries have ratified the Protocol. Now the struggle for implementing these rights at national level begins!
Who has signed?
Who has ratified?
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At the African Union meeting in Maputo in July 2003, the AU adopted the "Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa". But in order to come into force it needed to be ratified by at least 15 countries.
Algeria • Burkina Faso • Burundi • Chad • Congo • Cote D'Ivoire • Equatorial Guinea • Ethiopia • Gabon • Ghana • Guinea Bissau • Kenya • Liberia • Madagascar • Mauritius • Niger • Sierra Leone • Swaziland • Tanzania • Zambia • Zimbabwe
Angola • Botswana • Cameroon • Central African Republic • Egypt • Eritrea • Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic • Sao Tome • Somalia • Sudan • Tunisia
Benin • Cape Verdi • Comoros • Djibouti • Gambia • Lesotho • Libya • Malawi • Mali • Mauritania • Mozambique • Namibia • Nigeria • Rwanda • Senegal • South Africa • Togo
Democratic Republic of Congo • Guinea • Uganda
These countries have not signed the Protocol
These countries have signed the Protocol but have not yet ratified
YELLOW CARD but should soon be upgraded
These countries have signed the Protocol and are in the process of ratification
These countries have signed and ratified the Protocol
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