Africa: Empowering Women to Ensure Sustainable Development
- Sunday, 07 February 2016
- By Yared Gebremeden
The African Union is holding its annual summit in Addis Ababa with the theme: "2016: African year of human rights with particular focus on the rights of women". In almost all countries of the world, equality, justice, freedom and dignity of women is respected with various international laws such as the United Nations convention on the elimination of all forms of declaration against women.
According to the declaration, all human persons have equal rights to enjoy all economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights. And women should be empowered to the extent that they can bestow their level best to their world.
Empowering women to participate fully across all sectors is essential to build stronger economies, achieve internationally agreed goals for development and sustainability, and improve the quality of life for women, men, families and communities.
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