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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Special Rapporteur on Rights of Women

The Special Rapporteur on Rights of Women in Africa was established by the African Commission at the 23rd Ordinary Session which was held in Banjul, The Gambia, in April 1998, in recognition of the need to place particular emphasis on the problems and rights specific to women in Africa. It is therefore one of the oldest mechanisms of the Commission.

The mandate was renewed four times with the adoption of Resolution 63 at the 34th Ordinary Session, Resolution 78 at the 38th Ordinary Session, Resolution 112 at the 42nd Ordinary Session and Resolution 154 at the 46th Ordinary Session.

The different Special Rapporteurs on Rights of Women have since 2000 held about ten missions to inform themselves of the status of women’s rights in various State Parties.

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Lucy Asuagbor (Mrs)

Special Rapporteur

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Adopted Resolutions

Intersession Activity Reports

65th Ordinary Session

From October 21 to November 10 , 2019

Lucy Asuagbor (Mrs)

60th Ordinary Session

From May 08 to May 22 , 2017

Lucy Asuagbor (Mrs)

59th Ordinary Session

From October 21 to November 04 , 2016

Lucy Asuagbor (Mrs)

58th Ordinary Session

From April 06 to April 20 , 2016

Lucy Asuagbor (Mrs)

57th Ordinary Session

From November 04 to November 18 , 2015

Soyata Maiga (Mrs)

56th Ordinary Session

From April 21 to May 07 , 2015

Soyata Maiga (Mrs)

55th Ordinary Session

From April 28 to May 12 , 2014

Soyata Maiga (Mrs)

54th Ordinary Session

From October 22 to November 05 , 2013

Soyata Maiga (Mrs)

52nd Ordinary Session

From October 09 to October 22 , 2012

50th Ordinary Session

From October 24 to November 05 , 2011

Soyata Maiga (Mrs)

44th Ordinary Session

From November 10 to November 24 , 2008

Soyata Maiga (Mrs)

48th Ordinary Session

From November 10 to November 24 , 2010

Soyata Maiga (Mrs)

46th Ordinary Session

From November 11 to November 25 , 2009

Soyata Maiga (Mrs)

45th Ordinary Session

From May 13 to May 27 , 2009

Soyata Maiga (Mrs)

43rd Ordinary Session

From May 07 to May 22 , 2008

Soyata Maiga (Mrs)