9 Advocacy Messages To Make The African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) Work For Women
Authors/editor(s): UN WOMEN
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) an opportunity for growth and prosperity in Africa. However, because of pre-existing inequalities in African economies, the agreement’s benefits will not be distributed equally along gender lines. As the AfCFTA Secretariat is starting to draft a Women in Trade Protocol, it is important that women across the continent participate actively in the process to voice their views, interests, and needs.
This advocacy brief highlights 9 important messages that UN Women country offices, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and women groups can advocate for to ensure that the AfCFTA’s work for women and women-led businesses. The brief also includes a list of important resources on Gender and AfCFTA.
Geographic coverage: Africa
Publication year: 2021
Number of pages: 5
Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)