Comoros Archepelago

Comoros
Comoros Archepelago

Key Results

  • In Union of Comoros, funds were disbursed towards supporting a project implemented by Equality Now on the popularisation, ratification and domestication of the African Union Protocol on rights of women; and building capacity of legal communities to address the human rights of adolescent girls.
  • The Equality Now project was implemented in 16 countries. An important outcome was the ratification of the Protocol in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Guinea-Bissau and Zimbabwe, securing Sao Tome and Principe as a signatory and promoting the multi-sectoral framework for domestication and implementation of the Protocol in 16 African Union (AU) member states that had ratified the Protocol. A Guide to Using the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa for Legal Action was developed and 36 women lawyers trained in the application of the Protocol. An Adolescent Girls Legal Defence Fund (AGLDF) was established which focused on defending the human rights of young, vulnerable girls through legal advocacy.