African Union officially endorses Pan African Women’s Charter on Land Rights

The 9th Annual African Union (AU) Gender Pre-Summit held in Addis Abba officially endorsed the charter of demands initiated from the mass assembly of rural women. The charter, which includes 15 specific demands addresses women’s access to use, control, own, inherit and dispose of their land and natural resources. The move has been welcomed by women’s rights activists who believe that although there is no binding element to political action for Governments of the AU, the historic endorsement is a step in the right direction to help organisations working on women’s land rights to continue their mobilisation efforts


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