Organisers: The launch is jointly organized by the African Union CIEFFA and the Pan African Parliament.
Key Speakers: H.E Sarah Anyang Agbor, Commissioner, AU Human Resource Science and Technology (HRST) and Hon. Chief Fortune Charumbira, 4th Vice President of the Pan African Parliament.
The background for the launch is as follows:
The African Union CIEFFA has developed this Compendium as a reference point for governments and human rights defenders in their efforts to safeguard girls and women against violations and harmful practices, and ensure the actual realization of the related Education freedoms.
It is comprised of a compilation of both regional and international legal instruments and frameworks pertaining to girls and women rights to education, as well as a strategic mechanism to accelerate implementation.
The documents have been validated by the Pan-Africa parliamentarians during their Sessions from 2017 to 2019. The valuable contribution made by the parliamentarians richly enriched the Compendium and its Monitoring.
Note to Editors
The African Union spearheads Africa’s development and integration in close collaboration with African Union Member States, the Regional Economic Communities and African citizens. AU Vision: to accelerate progress towards an integrated, prosperous and inclusive Africa, at peace with itself, playing a dynamic role in the continental and global arena, effectively driven by an accountable, efficient and responsive Commission.
Learn more at https://au.int/
The Pan-African Parliament is one of the organs of the African Union (AU) as set out by the Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community (Abuja Treaty).The Parliament is intended as a platform for people from all African states to be involved in discussions and decision-making on the problems and challenges facing the continent.
Learn more at http://www.panafricanparliament.org/
For media interested in participating please contact:
Ms. Anoziva Marindire | Communications Officer | AU/CIEFFA | E-mail: MarindireA@africa-union.org
Simone Yankey-Ouattara | Senior Policy Officer | AU/CIEFFA | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org