Africa: Progress 15 Years After the World Women Conference in Beijing

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Africa: Progress 15 Years After the World Women Conference in Beijing

The Africa regional review of Beijing +15 focused on progress in the 12 thematic areas, and was drawn from a survey conducted by the UN Economic Commission for Africa with responses from 41 of the 53 African countries. The review noted that the most recent development in this regard was the incorporation of the 50/50 target of women representation in politics and decision- making positions in the SADC gender protocol. The SADC Regional Framework for Accelerating the Achievement of the 50 percent Target of Women Representation in Politics and Decision-making Positions at All Levels by 2015 has its slogan of - Towards 50/50 by 2015.

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