"State Parties acknowledge the need to eliminate discrimination against girls and young women according to obligations stipulated in various international, regional and national human rights conventions and instruments designed to protect and promote women's rights. In this regard, they shall: (...) b) Ensure that girls and young women are able to participate actively, equally and effectively with boys at all levels of social, educational, economic, political, cultural, civil life and leadership, as well as scientific endeavours. "
DocumentAU: African Youth Charter, art. 23.1.b
- Women should enjoy equality with men before the law.
- States should take special, temporary measures to achieve de facto equality for women.
- Women have the right to participate in the public affairs of their country.
- States should pursue policies encouraging the participation of the youth in public affairs and decision-making processes affecting them.