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Just few years ago in December 2008, a proposal for an Africa Women’s Decade (2010-2020) was initiated by the African Union (AU) Ministers for Gender and Women Affairs at their meeting held in Maseru, Lesotho. The idea was adopted in February 2009 by the AU at the 12th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. As we are now halfway- into the African Women’s Decade, it is time to ask ourselves; ‘Where are we now in terms of women’s rights on the continent? read more...

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