This is a blog discussion piece that has been written to highlight the place of African women’s rights in development policy space in 2016, specifically targeting the just concluded African Union Summit in July. 2016 is a transitional year for African economies as they look to overcome tough times and as some emerge from terrible conflicts. It is also ‘a transitional year’ with some development policy ending and others beginning. Of note, it is the first year of implementation of the African continental development policy (Agenda 2063) and the global developmental policy (the SDGs), which highly recognise the importance of promoting women’s rights for development.
At the African regional level, the African Union and its member states have acknowledged at high policy level that recognising, emphasising, respecting and promoting women rights is important for Africa’s stability and development, thus designating 2016 the year of African women’s rights, and initiating various programmes to effect this. Lastly, 2016 carries a lot of milestones related to regional and global women’s rights frameworks and initiatives.
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