Gender Equality

Eleven years ago, African states made formidable progress by jointly adopting the Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa, also known as the Maputo Protocol - regarded as one of the most progressive women’s and human rights instruments in the world.
Women’s rights and civil society organisations from over 14 countries in the continent recently gathered in Kampala Uganda to discuss and draw a road map towards ensuring gender equality in the post 2015 development agenda and determining what they would want to see for the African continent. In a...
We recognize that the Common African Position (CAP) has strong commitments to ensure that "No person - regardless of ethnicity, gender, geography, disability, race or other status - is denied universal human rights and basic economic opportunities." African Heads of State specifically highlighted...
by Ali Hersi & Marren Akatsa-Bukachi. There are several commitments and outcomes to gender mainstreaming efforts in Africa. However, the implementation of these commitments has in many occasions been ignored, and in fact, not much is said to have changed.
Please note: all the articles below were originally published in English by Palgrave Macmillan, the SID journal publisher, and made available online for SID and AWID members.
DevelopmentPLUS - Find below additional articles and interviews on 'Gender and Economic Justice' on DevelopmentPLUS, the online blog of SID quarterly journal Development. 
In this interview Zohra Khan of UN Women provides an overview around the Gender Responsive Budgeting approach, its achievements so far and major challenges ahead as a possible strategy to face up with the crisis, in poor countries as well as in rich economies.
by Akoko Akech. Despite the promise of a new constitution, arguably, East Africa’s most progressive or liberal constitution, Kenya still has the lowest level of women representation in key places of decision making and could face a serious constitutional crisis, if it does not find a...
by Asoka Bandarage. The author argues that growing economic inequality and the distribution of resources and opportunities is the main social issue of our time. She explores the systemic roots of the current crisis through an integration of critical social science analysis and a universal spiritual...
by Elissa Braunstein. It reviews the gendered employment impacts of the macroeconomic policy environment, with a particular focus on women’s employment. This is a summary version of the article: ‘Neoliberal Development Macroeconomics: A Consideration of its Gendered Employment Effects’,...