High- level launch of the joint study ‘Status of Women’s Rights in Refugee and Internal Displacement Settings in AFRICA: The Context of AGA and APSA

The Women Gender and Youth Directorate of the African Union Commission in collaboration with UN Women, OHCHR and UNHCR will convene a high-level virtual launch of the joint study “Status of Women’s Rights in Refugee and Internal Displacement Settings in AFRICA: The Context of AGA and APSA” on June 18, 2021 on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.
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Event type: Lectures, seminars, panel discussions

Start date: 18 June 2021 | Start time: 11:00 UTC+03:00
End date: 18 June 2021 | End time: 12:30 UTC+03:00

Event description

The Women Gender and Youth Directorate of the African Union Commission in collaboration with UN Women, OHCHR and UNHCR will convene a high-level virtual launch of the joint study “Status of Women’s Rights in Refugee and Internal Displacement Settings in AFRICA: The Context of AGA and APSA” on June 18, 2021 on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.

In the context of AU’s 2019 theme of the “Year of Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa” and the 2020 theme, “Silencing the Guns: Creating conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development”, the launch will highlight policy recommendations to the AU, Member States and relevant stakeholders to fast-track the implementation of women’s rights within the context of AGA (African Governance Architecture) and APSA (African Peace and Security Architecture).

Particularly, the event aims to: bring to the limelight the key findings and recommendation of the study and accompanying ‘Guidelines for the Integration of the Needs of Women and Girls in Internal Displacement and Refugee Situations in the Context of AGA and APSA’ with the objective of accelerating its instrumentalization. The launch also aims to garner multi-stakeholder partnerships around concrete actions to mitigate the gendered impact of displacement within the context of AGA and APSA.

The event will be attended by Experts from Ministries in Charge of Gender and Women’s Affairs, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), UN Agencies, policy makers, representatives of CSOs, youth representatives, Development Partners, AU Organs and Specialized Agencies, AUC Staff from different Departments, media, women refugees and AU staff from AGA and APSA.

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