In launching the “Gender is my Agenda” campaign,
the NGO Focal Points and other participating organizations aim
to disseminate information concerning the text of the Solemn
Declaration to the widest possible audience and to monitor its
implementation by the African States.
Although the adoption of the Declaration marked
an important stage, the process will only really be able to continue
if African women fully take note of the contents of this new instrument
at their disposal and of the rights which it accords them.
Crucially, civil society must take ownership
of the follow-up evaluation of the Solemn Declaration, at both
a national and regional level, ensuring that the focal points
are supported in their work to monitor its implementation.