10th Pre-Summit Consultative Meeting

10th Pre-Summit Consultative Meeting

Accra, Ghana

23rd - 24th June 2007

In preparation for the 9th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) in Accra, Ghana, Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) and its partner networks organized the 10th AU Pre-Summit Consultative Meeting on 23rd and 24th June 2007. Because the African Union (AU) session was focused on the proposed integration of states under an ‘African Union Government', the key objective of the 10th AU Pre-Summit Meeting was to ensure that women are included in the discussions and consultations for the proposed integration.

The AU Pre-Summit Consultative Meeting devised strategies to make women's rights and gender issues a priority in the constitution of the continental government. The result was the Accra Inputs to the Grand Debate on Union Government. This document includes twelve recommendations to ensure that gender parity and women's rights are seriously addressed in the AU consultations. In it, women's civil society networks urge the Assembly of Heads of State to include the gender parity principle in the Constitutive Act of the Union Government, and to make women and gender issues its first strategic area of focus.

Accra 2007

Mme Diop and Other Panel Discussion Participants 

In addition, the Gender is My Agenda campaign included a resolution on the Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa (SDGEA), urging member states of the African Union to implement the SDGEA. The resolution also calls on member states to ratify the Protocol to the Charter on Human and People's Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. This resolution built on the work of the 9th AU Pre-Summit Consultative Meeting where civil society groups presented the Civil Society Shadow Report on the progress made in the implementation of SDGEA.

Presse Releases 2007

10th Pre-Summit Consultative Meeting on Gender Mainstreaming in the African Union, Accra, Ghana, 23-24 June 2007 » PDF

African Women Advocate for Gender Mainstreaming in the African Union Government - 29th June 2007 » PDF

La Campagne Le genre: Mon Agenda, plaide pour l'intégration des femmes dans le futur Gouvernement de l'Union - 26 juin 2007 » PDF

Civil society calls for women to be included in the African Union Government - 20th June 2007 » PDF

La société civile demande que les femmes soient incluses dans le futur Gouvernement de l'Union - 20 juin 2007 » PDF