Over the years, the Southern Africa Liaison Office (SALO) has hosted a number of workshops where women’s perspectives on various subjects were included. It is important to examine the way African women experience life and how women can contribute to peace building and peace keeping. Since 2013, SALO has therefore designated August for hosting workshops focusing on women issues.
This Policy Brief summarises insights and experiences from two of these past dialogues. As August 2015 approaches, it is important to look at the recommendations made at the previous dialogues in order to incorporate them in this year’s dialogue. It is also important to note that the African Union (AU) has declared 2015 as the “year of Women Development and Empowerment towards Africa Agenda 2063”; it would therefore be of value to evaluate interventions by the AU towards the development and empowerment of women in Africa.
READ POLICY BRIEF HERE: Policy Brief 2 of 2015 July 2015 Women in conflict and post-conflict situations