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African Citizens

As African citizens we call on you, our Governments, to ratify the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance and the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa before the end of the next African Union summit to be held in Addis Ababa from May 14th-28th. By June 2012, 39 states have yet to ratify the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance and 21 states have yet to ratify the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa. As noted by the Executive Council of Foreign Ministers in January 2012, it is regrettable that very few Governments have taken effective steps to domesticate and implement these two critical instruments among others. We think this is unacceptable. Further we call on you to take urgent steps to implement the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Plan (CAADP) that commits African governments to prioritize agriculture by increasing investments and support to farmers. Consequently, Africa is one of the world’s regions most affected by coups, electoral irregularities, famine, discrimination and violence against women. Ratification and implementation of the Democracy Charter and the Women’s Rights Protocol will help establish a culture of gender equality, democratic governance and citizen’s participation consistent with the Constituent Act of the African Union. Failure to ratify, domesticate and implement these agreements is to actively block continental integration and development progress.

Signed,

Marvin Ogutu

This petition closed over 2 years ago

How this will help

To stop poor leadership in Africa,to fight for Human ,children and women's rights and force Our governments to invest 10% of their budgets in Health.

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