The Africa Young Women Beijing+25 Manifesto is a groundbreaking feminist political document that sets out critical issues of concern for young women of Africa and makes demands for addressing them. The Manifesto is the result of grassroots approach of Five Regional Barazas convened by the African Union Office of the Youth Envoy with over 30 partners brought together over 1500 young people from across 44 African countries co-creating 10 demands:
- Economic Justice
- Criminalization of Gender-Based Violence
- Ending Gender Discrimination
- Access to Justice and Protection
- Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights
- Mental Health and Well-Being
- Inclusive, Equitable and Quality Education
- Digital Justice
- Silencing the Guns
- Intergenerational Co-Leadership
With the Manifesto setting forth bold demands, the mobilization for equity and justice is continuing beyond the African Union, providing an opportunity to scale up the daemands and influence the global phora, ensuring African Young Women leadership and concerns are duly mainstreamed and taken seriously.
On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the African Union Youth Emvoy presented the Manifesto and duly handed over to Ambassador Delhpine O, Secretary General of Generation Equality Forum, Mrs Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women and Mrs Bineta Diop, African Union Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, during the High-Level Beijing+25 Global Intergenerational Dialogue.
TAKE ACTION ON THE 10 DEMANDS
The Africa Young Women Beijing+25 Manifesto presents the collective hopes and aspirations of young women in Africa. Lend your voice to thousands of young African women. Sign the manifesto.