The Impact of the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa on Violence against Women in six Selected Southern African Countries : An Advocacy Tool

"The aim of this publication is to contribute to popularisation of the Women’s Protocol, in this case with respect to its provisions relating to violence against women, by elaborating on the content and meaning of the relevant articles. Furthermore, the findings are intended to be used by civil society to advocate for the necessary legislative reform and implementation of other prescribed measures under the Protocol and by relevant government agents to undertake the required steps toward giving effect to the protection for women offered by this instrument. This advocacy tool presents the findings of our research on adherence with the Women’s Protocol in SADC countries: Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia."