Photo: Yulia Panevina/UN Women

On International Women’s Day, 08 March 2022, AU launched the campaign #WhatAfricanWomenWant to popularise and advocate for the speedy and full implementation of its Strategy for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

COVID-19 and peacebuilding in Africa

This Policy and Practice Brief (PPB) draws extensively from the rich online conversations which attracted almost 200 youth peacebuilders from different parts of Africa, organised by the African Union (AU) Youth for Peace (Y4P) programme and UNESCO-International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (UNESCOIICBA) and, with additional assistance from the GIZ AU-APSA Programme.

African Coups and Silencing the Guns Agenda in 2021

ACCORD COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor

The goal of Silencing the Guns (STG) was to achieve a conflict-free Africa and rid the continent of all wars and conflicts. Conflicts have persisted, resulting in the STG agenda being extended to 2030, in the hope that by then Africa will have cured itself of the plague of conflict.

Navigating Sudan’s quest for democratic transition

ACCORD COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor

Restructuring how Sudan is governed is essential to placing Sudan on the right course towards sustained democracy, especially given the military’s restructuring process that has been in play for over 50 years.