International Seminar on “Gender equality, women’s and girls’ empowerment to meet the SDG5 and the African Vision on Women’s Rights”. From 09 to 13 December 2019, Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco
The Sustainable Development Goals (in particular SDG 5), the New Urban Agenda, the Climate Agenda, the Sendaï Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, the Addis Ababa Agenda for Action, as well as the UN-CEDAW, the African Vision 2063 and the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on Women’s Rights, are ambitious agendas at the global and continental levels, particularly with regard to the fight against discrimination in all its forms, gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
The implementation of these global and continental commitments requires an enabling environment and a wide range of means of implementation. Indeed, the Global Agendas related to Sustainable Development and the African Vision 2063 include important provisions on the issue of empowerment and capacity building, with a particular focus on women and girls.
The International Seminar will be an opportunity for participants to be informed on the progress made in the implementation of global and continental commitments on gender equality, and to raise awareness among them on concepts, issues, challenges, actions and good practices in the empowerment of women and girls in order to achieve the SDG 5 and the African vision on women’s rights. It will be also an opportunity to share the UCLG-Africa commitment for Gender equality and for the empowerment of women and girls.