Regional advocacy

CESCRA was represented on the ESCR-Net  working Group meeting in Uruguay. CESCRA shared its experience on using the international mechanism to promote women's land and property rights. CESCRA is a member of ESCR-Net

CESCRA is part of the team of expert NGOs on the Africa continent to discuss a draft General Comment on Article 7 of the Protocol of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (the Maputo Protocol). The proposed General Comment is aimed at setting pace for the justiciability of women’s land and property rights during divorce, judicial separation and nullification of marriage. CESCRA contributed to the regional meeting held in Nairobi to discuss the draft which attracted one Commissioner Reine Gansaou from the African Commissioner on Human and people’s Rights (ACHPR). The Draft General Comment will be tabled to ACHPR Commissioners meeting during the ACHPR Ordinary session in May 2015.

Values and Commitments

  • Equality of all persons including gender equality and social inclusion
  • Transparency and accountability in all levels of engagements
  • Democracy
  • Participation of all levels of society
  • Engagement through mutual dialogue
  • Respect for all voices of society and actors
  • Models of excellence in all CESCRA undertakings