Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) presented the findings of its State of African Women, a research developed in collaboration with Faith to Action Network. This comprehensive analysis of Africa’s legal framework shows that the realization of women’s and girls’ rights in Africa suffers from limited translation of policy frameworks into action plans, continuing legal loopholes regarding the legal age of marriage and contradictions between codified and customary laws. Achieving change requires working with legal and health professionals to translate the frameworks into practices, joining forces with faith leaders and traditional leaders to carry out awareness campaigns, and supporting women and girls’ rights organisations. The poster presentation tooking place at the 16th International Dialogue on Population and Sustainable Development, in Berlin, between 23rd and 24th October 2018. Faith to Action Network added its voice to the over 100 representatives from governments, civil society, academia and private sector from almost 40 countries.
The full poster is available at the following link: Poster State of African Women.