Alianza Intercontinental de Redes de Mujeres para el Derecho y el Desarrollo
  • Promoviendo el quehacer político jurídico feminista en América Latina, el Caribe, Asia y África
  • Promoviendo el quehacer político jurídico feminista en América Latina, el Caribe, Asia y África
  • Promoviendo el quehacer político jurídico feminista en América Latina, el Caribe, Asia y África

 Sierra Leone has ratified without reservation the protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa on july 2nD 2015 at about 1:20 pm, after a long debate on articles 5, 6 and 14 a,b,c,  

 

Our Congratulations to Sierra Leonean authorities for this decisive step. We hope that after this ratification, they will take actions for the effective implementation of the protocol

 

We also congratulate Sierra Leone civil society and women’s rights organizations who worked hardly and with abnegation for the adoption the this instrument

 

This new ratification brings to 37 the number of the countries having ratified the protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the rights of women in Africa, which has besides received to date 49 signatures.

 

Niger remains the only country in West Africa which has not ratified the protocol We thereby encourage and exhort all women’s organizations members of the monitoring committee for the ratification and implementation of the protocol to continue lobbying for the universal ratification of the protocol and its implementation by all African States. 

 

We thus hope that the other countries having signed the instrument will soon ratify it.

 

 

Congratulation to Sierra Leone