Guide and Guidelines on the Protection of Women Human Rights in Africa
Women human rights defenders work tirelessly to uphold, promote, and secure the rights of women and girls, and society as a whole. They have greatly contributed to the progress made so far in achieving gender equality and the enjoyment of human rights. A safe and enabling work environment for women human rights defenders is necessary for their work to be impactful.
Under the Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Program (SIARP), the UN Women Liaison Office to the AU and Equality Now launched the "Guide and Guidelines on the Protection of Women Human Rights in Africa” with practical advice on steps that can lead to the adoption of effective measures for the protection of women human rights defenders through holistic, genderresponsive legislative, policy and administrative measures in Africa.
It is hoped that African Member-States can use the information provided in these Guide to design their own country-specific legal and administrative measures and strategies to fulfil their commitments to protect human rights defenders in the continent.