Dialogue forum on young women’s participation in politics & decision-making in African Union member states: from policy to action
UN Women will convene a continental multi-stakeholder policy dialogue platform on 30 November 2021 on the state of young women’s participation in politics and decision-making processes in Africa, promising practices, challenges and opportunities. The event will discuss the key findings of a continental study titled ‘Young Women’s Participation in Politics & Decision-Making in African Union Member States’ commissioned by UN Women, Liaison to AU and UNECA.
The forum will build on the processes and the outcomes of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), and the Africa pre-CSW consultations held in February 2021 under the theme “Women's full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.” where Member States resolved to implement their commitments to enhance young women’s participation in political processes and decision making at all levels. The event also aims to translate to action the commitments made at the Generation Equality (GE) Mexico and Paris forums where various stakeholders from across the globe pledged to enhance young women’s leadership, among others, through the Feminist Movement and Leadership Action coalition.
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