17th Pre-Summit Consultative Meeting on Gender Mainstreaming in the African Union (AU) - Addis Ababa- 24-26 January 2011

The Council of Ministers of Senegal greets GIMAC's commitment

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The 17th GIMAC Pre-Summit, a shadow event to the African Union Summit, focused on the three key pillars of the UNSCR 1325 - Protection, Prevention and Participation of women in peace processes-, with a special consideration of women´s situation in Côte d'Ivoire.

The 17th Pre-Summit Consultative Meeting on Gender Mainstreaming in the African Union (AU), a shadow event of the AU Summit organized by the Gender is My Agenda Campaign (GIMAC), a network of more than 40 Civil Society Organizations, took place from the 24th to 26th of January in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

This meeting, coordinated by Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) in partnership with the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice (MRFCJ), the International Labor Organization (ILO), the UNECA and UN Women, focused on three current and vital issues that must be considered when discussing and establishing consensus on Shared Values in the African context: Elimination of Violence against Women; Gender and Climate Change/Climate Justice; and Gender and Social Economy.

 23th January 2011 - Liberia wins the African Gender Award 2011

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24-26 Jan 2011-17th Pre-Summit Consultative Meeting on Gender Mainstreaming in the AU


                                           Social Economy - FAS-ILO

CONCEPT NOTES>>>     Gender Perspectives on Climate Justice  - MRFCJ

                                           Global Network of Women's Shelters Africa Region Development

                                           African Youth Initiative on Climate Change


SPEECHES   - Hon. Mrs. Gertrude Mongella       - Dr. Coll Seck    

                      - Mrs. Betty Ogwaro      - Pastor Peters         -Mrs. Simone de Comarmond



- Outcomes of Advocacy Workshop on Abortion at 16thGIMAC Consultative Forum  

Ambassador Dr. Eunice Brookman-Amissah

- Femmes, Paix et Sécurité: explorer les situations des conflits en Afrique  

Mrs. Catherine Mabobori

- Sexual Violence and its Consequences: a Human Rights Approach          

Mrs. Rosemary Mugwe                                                                    

- GIMAC Next Steps        

Dr. Angie Dawa                                   

L’éducation juridique, un outil puissant pour l’automisation des femmes 

Mrs. Kafui Kuwonu            

- Presentation on Young Women Leadership
Mrs. Hendrica Okondo                                           

ILO/ITC Social and Solidarity Economy Academy 

Mr. Jürgen Schwettmann

- The Social Economy: A bridge between Formality and Informality in Africa 

Mr. Jürgen Schwettmann

- Kenyan's experience legislating the sexual ofences act

Mrs. Winnie Lichuma

- URGENT ACTION FUND –Africa's rapid reponse grantmaking   

Mrs. Eva A. Maina Ayiera


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