October 24, 2019     cib    
The African Local Government Academy (ALGA) is organizing an international seminar on gender equality in Morocco, from 9-13 December. This event will be an opportunity for participants to be informed on the progress made in the implementation of global and continental commitments on gender equality, and to raise awareness among them on concepts, issues, challenges, actions and good practices in the empowerment of women and girls in order to achieve SDG 5 and the African vision on women's rights. It will be also an chance to share the UCLG Africa commitment for gender equality and for the empowerment of women and girls.
Worldwide ambitious agendas* in the fight against discrimination in all its forms, gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are thriving. The implementation of these global and continental commitments requires an enabling environment and a wide range of means of implementation. Indeed, the Global Agendas related to Sustainable Development and the African Vision 2063 include important provisions on the issue of empowerment and capacity building, with a particular focus on women and girls.

To empower, train, skill, and strengthen the capacities of women, women as Mayors or Presidents of Local Governments, Local elected women, girls, many reports and studies indicate the need first of all to create an enabling environment for women and girls, supported by a strong vision, a political will, harmonization of the national legal framework with international and continental commitments, legal reforms and the relevance of factors such as access to information, education, training, mentoring, networking, tools, data and statistical availability, data disaggregation, access to resources, etc.

It is within this framework that UCLG Africa, through its Academy ALGA, is organizing an International Seminar on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women and Girls to achieve SDG5 and the African Vision on Women's Rights, in the Kingdom of Morocco, Rabat, from 09 to 13 December, 2019.

Please find attached the concept notes of this event in French and English

For more information, click here [FR]

 *For instance:

  • The Sustainable Development Goals (in particular SDG 5)
  • The New Urban Agenda
  • The Climate Agenda
  • The Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
  • The Addis Agenda for Action
  • The  UN CEDAW Convention
  • The African Vision 2063
  • The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women