Achieving Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in the Africa

Women’s organizations in Africa have, since 2012 organized consultations at various levels to identify the gender gaps in the MDGs and ensure that the next set of proposed goals after 2015 will be gender sensitive and articulate the needs and priorities of women and girls. The most recent consultation was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on November 9th -11th 2013. From across Africa, 40 participants representing a diverse group of women including young women, grassroots women, sexual minorities, women academia etc working on different gender thematic areas deliberated and agreed on the key targets and indicators for a stand–alone goal on gender equality and gender mainstreaming throughout the priority areas identified in the Africa Common Position on the post 2015 development framework (ACP).