Enough talk about women, it’s time to act

The two-pronged theme of this week’s Johannesburg meeting of African Union leaders is the Year of Women’s Empowerment and the progress made towards Africa’s Agenda 2063. The summit also marks the end of the first phase of the African Women’s Decade, which continues until 2020.

The meeting aims to accelerate the implementation of the decisions and commitments made in Dakar and Beijing, and at the AU Assembly, relating to gender equality and women’s empowerment, and to review the third United Nations millennium development goal, which sought the same.

Agenda 2063 is the continental vision and action plan adopted on the AU’s 50th anniversary. It is a 50-year plan to make Africa prosperous, peaceful and unified.

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