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SoAW Regional Report – The State of African Women in the East African Community

Anouka van Eerdewijk, Mariam Kamunyu, Elsbet Lodenstein, Marlies Visser

A Regional Report

The East African Community (EAC) has a strong normative framework on gender equality and women and girls’ rights and is increasingly involved in promoting this agenda. The legal and institutional framework is evolving, showing recognition of the Maputo Protocol, the Maputo Plan of Action and the International Conference on Population and Development commitments, among others. This State of African Women report aims to contribute to the realisation and promotion of women and girls’ rights, in particular in SRHR, by raising awareness of the commitments and tracking progress made towards their full implementation in the East African Community.