"We are at the dawn of the African Women's Decade ....We need to empower African women who produce food, raise children and drive the economy here. When those women take their rightful place at the negotiating table, in the parliament and in leadership positions across society, we can unleash Africa's enormous potential"
PIFEVA, Pillar to Vulnerable Women Active in the DRC, is a non-profit association of support for women and local communities against poverty and injustice created June 4, 2004 in Bukavu.Their goal is to contribute to the reduction of poverty and violations of rights of women/children... read more
Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff is a lawyer and women’s rights advocate. She was a prominent member of the women’s movement in Sierra Leone and held posts as Executive Secretary for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. read more..
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20 years ago, 189 countries adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a visionary roadmap for women's rights and empowerment. Much has been achieved since then, but much more needs to be done and can be done. A world in which gender equality is a reality: Picture it! See more at: http://beijing20.unwomen.org