The African Union (AU) is undertaking an evaluation of its 2009 gender policy and developing a Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) Strategy 2018 – 2023 with an accompanying communication strategy. The AU Gender Strategy will be aligned to the Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It will encompass all key global, continental and sub-regional instruments for attaining gender equality. This concept note concerns the consultative meetings with stakeholders for input and validation of the new African Union Gender & Agenda 2063 Strategy to be adopted at the AU Heads of State Summit in January 2018.
These consultative meetings will share the draft gender strategy, assess the capacity requirements for its implementation, agree on monitoring tools, produce key elements for harmonisation of the strategy with that of Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and Organs and produce an action plan for its operationalisation. The consultative meetings will take place in October (see Annex A), ahead of the Specialised Technical Committee (STC) meeting of gender ministers in Lilongwe, Malawi from 4-8 December 2017. A draft programme for the consultative meetings is attached at Annex B. Attached at Annex C is a mapping of key themes emerging from the analysis of gender normative frameworks aligned to Agenda 2063.
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