Source: United Nations Human Rights
On January 2016, the Assembly of the Heads of States and Governments of the African Union declared 2016 as the Africa Year of Human Rights with a particular focus on the rights of women. To commemorate the year, the African Union commissioned this report with technical support from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and contribution from UN Women. This report is the first in a series of analytical reports on the situation of women human rights on the continent that will be issued periodically and should be read in conjunction with existing African Union reports on women’s human rights such as the States parties report on the Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa, State parties reports on the Maputo Protocol and reports from the Special Rapporteur on the rights of women in Africa, among others. The information contained in this report is based on a large number of sources including African Union institutions, United Nations organizations, reports of United Nations special procedure mandate holders and treaty bodies, as well as national and international civil society actors. read more......

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