2nd Pre-Summit Consultative Meeting on Gender Mainstreaming in the AU

The 22nd GIMAC Pre-Summit Consultative Meeting on Gender Mainstreaming in the AU, UN ECA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 20-21 May 2013

The 22nd Gender is my Agenda Campaign (GIMAC) consultative meeting was held from 20-21st May 2013 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia prior to the 21st Ordinary Session of the Heads of State and Government. The 22nd consultative meeting coincided with the Organisation of African Unity/African Union 50th anniversary, as well as the GIMAC 10th anniversary. Prior to this meeting, GIMAC members contributed to the African Union Commission (AUC) Consultative Conference of Women Stakeholders on Pan Africanism, Renaissance and Agenda 2063 that was held from 11-12th May 2063. " No community agenda, national agenda, no global agenda can move forward without the involvement of women; therefore women must help to craft the direction of Africa's Agenda 2063 instead of waiting to be presented with a draft document to comment on", said Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma during her opening remarks. "The African Agenda 2063 cannot be defined by governments alone, it must involve all of us in every sector of society", she further said.

The 22nd GIMAC was convened in partnership with United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Union (AU), UN Women, Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS), Ipas Africa Alliance, Urgent Action Fund, African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), Isis-Women’s International Cross-Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE), Institute for Social Transformation, World YWCA, Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), Pan-African Women’s Organisation (PAWO) and Oxfam International. One of the key achievements of the 22nd GIMAC is that it attracted more technical and financial support from UN Women. Moreover, the UNECA African Centre for Gender renewed its commitment for stronger partnership and support for the GIMAC activities.
The activities carried out during the 22nd GIMAC included an intergenerational dialogue to share experiences and best practices across the generations with a view of contributing to Africa’s Agenda 2063. The opening remarks were given by Ms Grace Kabayo, the PAWO Secretary for Eastern Africa. She emphasised that the 50th anniversary celebratory year was declared the Year of Pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance. “As we assess our past, our present and our future, it is important that we celebrate Africa’s women who hold the continent up and Africa’s youth who will inherit the future of our continent” said Ms Kabayo Read more >>
22nd GIMAC Press release, English >> / French >>
22nd GIMAC Recommendations, English >> / French >>
AUC Conference of Women Stakeholders - May 2013 Declaration, English >> / French >>