On the 31st july, UK WILPF launched
the African Women’s Decade 2010-2020
The UK Section of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Launched the African Women’s Decade 2010-2020 in London on the 31st of July; which was the 48th Pan African Women’s Day. The event was hosted by the Centre for Gender Study at School of Oriental and African Studies, University in London, from 2-5pm.
Please join us in supporting UK WILPF Voices of African Women Campaign by promoting this event and our work in other WILPF sections, as well as in your communities; particularly where there are African Diaspora women; and to your own government and various institutions working in Africa on gender equality, peace, disarmament, justice, democracy and sustainable development.
The promise of Africa's Decade for Women is action on the various declarations and conventions which have not yet delivered gender equality. The African Union urge members state to reach absolute gender parity for 2020, in conformity with article 5 of the African Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol).
Below are short video clips of the event and an informative text:
The launch of the Balloons. http://videos.wittysparks.com/id/1701977976/
Pat Pleasance UK WILPF president: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-OxB470dZI
Khadiga Hussein (Sudan /ukwilpf) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qzl10X1HSQM
Marie-Claire Faray (DRC/ukwilpf ): http://videos.wittysparks.com/id/3630251610/
African students dancing: http://videos.wittysparks.com/id/1701977976/
Members of WILPF (1) http://videos.wittysparks.com/id/2045902311/
Members of ukwilpf / African women (2) :http://videos.wittysparks.com/id/1524915341
Pat Pleasance (reading an article) http://videos.wittysparks.com/id/2060913000/
Catherine Pluygers (ukwilpf): http://videos.wittysparks.com/id/1524915341