Newsletter echoes the Africa we want


Addis Ababa, August 2016 – The latest edition of the AU ECHO newsletter highlights some of the ways in which the instruments and decisions of the African Union are being implemented. Dedicated to the rights of women, the issue spotlights themes such as the Maputo protocol on women’s rights, the female face of migration; and the role of the Pan African Parliament in promoting the rights of African women with case studies on Ghana, Zambia and Cote d’Ivoire.

Its focus is in keeping with the theme of the 27th AU Summit, which was held in Kigali, Rwanda, in July – African year of human rights with particular focus on the rights of women.

As Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson, African Union Commission, notes in the foreword, the newsletter is a “snapshot of some of the ways in which our continent is observing human rights, especially women’s rights, through domestication of relevant AU instruments.”