Femmes Africa Solidarité and its PanAfrican Centre for Gender, Peace and Development are calling upon gender activists, grassroots organizations, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, United Nations agencies, and other regional and international institutions to nominate an African country through its President – who has shown extraordinary accountability, consistency, commitment and visibility to “Gender Mainstreaming” – for the "2011 African Gender Award."
This Award was established in order to observe the initiatives and advancement of gender mainstreaming made by African Heads of States, who adopted the Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa(SDGEA), and which are guided by the “Gender is My Agenda Campaign” including peace and security, gender empowerment, human rights, education, health and governance.
In 2005, President Wade of Senegal and President Mbeki of South Africa received the first edition of the African Gender Award for their work on gender mainstreaming and equality within the African Union. They were followed in 2007 by President Kagame of Rwanda, who initiated a series of political and legislative reforms to better integrate women in the country’s policy-making institutions. President Guebuza of Mozambique received the 2009 Award for his support to involve more women into national politics, achieving a 30% representation of women in parliament.
For more information and the nomination form in English, click here.
For more information and the nomination form in French, click here.
Also visit www.africangenderaward.org