May 05, 1999

African Commission Appoints a Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa

The 11 Members of the African Commission adopted a resolution to appoint a Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa at the 25th Ordinary Session in Burundi from April 26 to May 5 in 1999. The Special Rapporteur serves as a resource person for international, regional, and national government departments and organizations. The Special Rapporteur also assists African governments in fact finding missions as well as in the development and implementation of policies to promote and protect the rights of women in Africa. This work is carried out in line with the Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa (adopted in 2003) and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.