A section of the participants of the Regional Gender Forum held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 20th October 2019
Strategic Goal: Empowered church as an effective instrument of gender justice in church and society.
Gender-Based Violence (GBV) remains a major threat to women’s security in the region. Impunity remains a key challenge as regards GBV in the region.
Though a lot has been done, limited success and new threats to women’s security such as the high levels of sexual and gender-based violence, violent extremism, the low visibility and representation of women in formal peace processes, and the inadequate resources allocated to women’s recovery and reintegration needs, which undermine women’s security, empowerment and gender equality, and consequently sustainable peace and development.
Though the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) (1979) provides for having equal conditions for both women and men in realising their full human rights and potential, this is not the case as the African society is still highly masculine but also the capacity of women to take up opportunities is low.
The Key Result Areas are:
- Protection Against Gender Based Violence and Tamar Campaign
- Women Participation In The Life Of The Church