We, the participants of the NGO Forum in preparation of the 47th ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights,
Noting the best practices to prevent human rights violations and appropriate accountability measures to address ongoing violations,
Recognizing the interconnectedness of women’s rights and that the violation of one tight can lead to the violation of others.
Endorsing the open letter to the President of Mali regarding the delays to the establishment of a family court sent by the Forum.
Taking note of states obligations to respect, protect and fulfil women’s right to health under the Protocol and to address causes and consequences of the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS, maternal mortality and VAW.
Recognizing the importance of the UN Resolution. 1325 on women, peace and security,
Hereby Call on the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights to:
Done at Banjul, May 10th, 2010