Created: Thursday, 07 February 2019 Last Updated: Thursday, 07 February 2019 Published: Thursday, 07 February 2019

PAP Women join consultations on the fate of displaced women and girls in Africa

 

The Pan-African Parliament Women's Caucus is attending the 33rd Civil Society Pre-Summit Consultative Meeting on Gender Mainstreaming in the African Union and Member States, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The meeting is organized by "The Gender is My Agenda Campaign" (GIMAC), a network consisting of more than 55 civil society organizations promoting gender equality and accountability for women’s rights. This bi-annually Pre-Summit is being held ahead of the the 32nd African Union Heads of State and Government Meeting, under the theme:" Towards Gender-Responsive Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement."

This year's theme is in line with the AU theme for 2019 " Year of Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement”. The 33rd session of the GIMAC will therefore seek to provide a platform to reflect on the realities of forcibly displaced women and girls and to define durable gender-responsive solutions to forced displacement for Africa.

"It is critical that the vulnerability of women and girls is given specific attention as we tackle the challenge posed by the growing number of refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons on the continent. The PAP Women's Caucus stands ready to assist in formulating durable solutions to this problem," says Hon. Jamila Ksiksi Debbech, Chairperson of the PAP Women's Caucus, and leader of the PAP delegation to the 33rd session of the GIMAC.

This Civil Society Pre-Summit Consultative Meeting on Gender Mainstreaming in the African Union and Member States is being held from 3 to 4 February 2019.