Being a diverse and forward-thinking movement also means consistently seeking to understand and experiment with new ideas. The GBV Prevention Network, therefore, offers access to a wealth of compelling resources from both members and non-members. Here, you can keep up-to-date with thousands of the latest ideas and efforts being made to prevent VAW around the region. You can also share your own vision and practices, so others can learn from your experiences. We hope these materials will continue to expand our Network’s culture of learning!

Theme Legal Instruments

Maputo Protocol: Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa

The Maputo Protocol was originally adopted by the “Assembly of the African Union” in Maputo, Mozambique on July 11, 2003. The official document is titled “Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa.”

Year of publication: 2003

Source: African Commission on Human and People’s Rights

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Gender-Based Violence Laws In Sub-Saharan Africa

This report documents examples of legislation in sub-Saharan Africa4 designed to combat gender-based violence and evaluates how law can effectively address the challenges associated with violence against women. This report was prepared for the Committee on African Affairs of the New York City Bar by the lawyers listed below in collaboration with Elizabeth Barad, of the Law Offices of Elizabeth Barad, and Elisa Slattery, of the Center for Reproductive Rights, as part of a pro bono project coordinated by The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice

Year of publication: 2007

Prepared by: Enikő Horváth, Monwabisi Zukani, Desmond Eppel, Monica Kays, Abdoul Konare, Yeora S. Park, Ekaterina Y. Pischalnikova, Nathaniel Stankard and Tally Zingher With the assistance of: Alana F. Montas and Nicole Manara

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