Africa has experienced a significant increase in women’s participation in politics. Yet the continent still faces many challenges regarding gender equity, particularly around access to justice for women in conflict situations. In the spirit of the African Union’s declaration of 2015 as the Year for Women’s Development and Empowerment, this workshop brought into focus the endeavour of ensuring the liberation and empowerment of women in line with the African Union’s 2063 Vision.
The workshop interrogated Goal 16 on ‘peaceful and inclusive societies’ and access to justice in the recently adopted post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It did so against the backdrop of the realities experienced by women in conflict situations.
READ POLICY DIALOGUE REPORT HERE: Policy Dialogue Report No. 50 – UN Agenda 2030: Access to Justice for Women in Conflict Situations, Thursday 26 November 2015, Pretoria
The event was co-hosted by SALO and DIRCO