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Policy Brief, Young People, Young Women, Africa, Policy Makers

From rhetoric to action: Delivering for young women in Africa

In a world that is highly patriarchal and ageist, young African women between the ages of 15 and 35 find themselves in a conundrum, frequently facing a double burden brought about by their gender and age, and failing through the cracks of government programmes.

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Youth Consultations 2016 Report

Over a period of six weeks, the perspectives of youth from across Africa on the state of human rights in their respective communities were garnered. TheYouth consultations were convened as part of the activities to commemorate the African Union (AU) declaration of 2016 as the ‘Year of Human Rights with a particular focus on the Rights of Women’. The consultations convened under the theme “Promoting Young People’s Rights towards the attainment of Agenda 2063”.

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Executive Summary of Regional Youth Consultations

The Regional Youth Consultations give young people the opportunity to assess, analyze and review progress and challenges faced in the protection and promotion of their human rights at the national, regional and continental levels. In depth conversations have taken place around issues of governance, peace and security; young women’s rights; inclusion, diversity management and popular participation; and employment, mobility and migration.

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Common African Position

The Common African Position (CPA), represents the resolve of Africa’s leaders to address the root causes and progressively reduce the phenomenon of forced displacement on the continent.The CAP which lays emphasis on humanitarian effectiveness in Africa, is therefore a consolidation of the aspirations of African Union Member States and their people, on the desired reforms they want in the global humanitarian architecture to make it more effective and relevant for the future.

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Common African Position (Portuguese version)

A União Africana adoptou uma Posição Comum Africana sobre a Eficácia da Ajuda Humanitária, durante as Sessões Ordinárias do Conselho Executivo e da Conferência cimeira de 2016, realizadas em Janeiro de 2016, em Adis Abeba, Etiópia. A PCA coloca a tónica na eficácia Humanitária em África, e afigura-se como uma consolidação das aspirações dos Estados Membros Africanos e seus povos, relativamente às reformas que desejam ver na arquitectura humanitária, por forma a torná-las mais eficazes e relevantes para o futuro.

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Common African Position (French version)

La Position africaine commune sur l’efficacité humanitaire a été adoptée au cours de la session ordinaire du Conseil exécutif et de l’Assemblée générale de 2016, tenues en janvier 2016 à Addis-Abéba, en Éthiopie.  La PAC, qui met l’accent sur l’efficacité de l’action humanitaire en Afrique, est la consolidation des aspirations des États membres de l’Union africaine et de leurs peuples qui veulent une réforme de l’architecture humanitaire mondiale afin qu’elle soit plus efficace et plus adaptée pour l’avenir.

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Common African Position on Humanitarian Effectiveness at a glance (French version)

La Position africaine commune sur l’efficacité humanitaire a été adoptée au cours de la session ordinaire du Conseil exécutif et de l’Assemblée générale de 2016, tenues en janvier 2016 à Addis-Abéba, en Éthiopie.  La PAC, qui met l’accent sur l’efficacité de l’action humanitaire en Afrique, est la consolidation des aspirations des États membres de l’Union africaine et de leurs peuples qui veulent une réforme de l’architecture humanitaire mondiale afin qu’elle soit plus efficace et plus adaptée pour l’avenir.

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Common African Position on Humanitarian Effectiveness at a glance ( Portuguese version)

A União Africana adoptou uma Posição Comum Africana sobre a Eficácia da Ajuda Humanitária, durante as Sessões Ordinárias do Conselho Executivo e da Conferência cimeira de 2016, realizadas em Janeiro de 2016, em Adis Abeba, Etiópia. A PCA coloca a tónica na eficácia Humanitária em África, e afigura-se como uma consolidação das aspirações dos Estados Membros Africanos e seus povos, relativamente às reformas que desejam ver na arquitectura humanitária, por forma a torná-las mais eficazes e relevantes para o futuro.

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Common African Position on Humanitarian Effectiveness at a glance (Arabic version)

African Governance Architecture Framework

 The African Governance Architecture (AGA) is inspired by the Constitutive Act of  the African Union (AU) that expresses the AU’s determination to ‘promote and protect human and people’s rights, consolidate democratic institutions and culture and ensure good governance and the rule of law’. This determination is buttressed by related objectives and principles contained in Article 3(g and h) and Article 4(m) of the Act on the promotion, protection and respect for human rights, democratic principles and institutions, and good governance.

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