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Leymah Gbowee at Fronteiras do Pensamento Porto-Alegre 2013, Source: Fronteiras do Pensamento/Flickr
While women are disproportionately affected by the critical problems Africa is facing today (including climate change, economic dislocations of Covid-19, violent conflict, and displacement), they very seldom have an equal place in the decision-making bodies that can address these issues.
While there have been some promising developments, a closer look at the state of women’s representation in politics shows that the demand for women to have a seat at the decision-making table still remains unanswered.
Continental Impact is a time-sensitive campaign of the Africa Program (AP) at the Washington, DC-based Center for International Policy (CIP).
African women have been the backbone of socio-political revolutions and protests throughout the continent. They have demanded the end of human rights violations and called for greater equality within their respective societies.
This campaign looks to help champion their demands during Women's History Month in the U.S. The Continental Impact campaign will work to raise awareness for critical issues surrounding gender inequality and women's rights across the African continent.
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