Pan African is the idea that all Africans within Africa and in the diaspora are one irregardless. Members of this group should try to be apolitical and drive the pan African agenda.
PAN AFRICANISM MEANS THE SOLIDARITY OR UNITY OF PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT WHETHER THEY ARE AFRICANS OR WEST INDIANS AND BLACK AMERICANS WHOSE ANCESTORS WERE TAKEN FROM AFRICA AS SLAVES.
“Wanting to be free is also
I want others to be free.”
Africa is by far the world’s youngest continent, with a median age of only 18. Such a large population of young people presents an enormous challenge for the governments of Africa’s 54 countries.
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In 2025, governments of many developed countries will have published reports noting how 10–20 years of programming to address root causes and risk factors for violence has brought youth homicide rates down from around five per 100 000 to less than one per 100 000 population.
Exercise, eating well and getting enough sleep. We know these things help our hearts, but did you know they help our minds stay healthy too?
The 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, hereinafter referred to as the Women's Convention, in force since 1981, it is the first international treaty that extensively provides for the women's human rights. There are two proposed fronts: promoting women's rights in the pursuit of gender equality and repressing any discrimination against women in the States Parties.
The adoption of the Convention on Women (CEDAW) was the culmination of decades of international efforts to protect and promote the rights of women around the world. It resulted from initiatives taken within the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) of the UN, a body created within the United Nations system in 1946, with the aim of analyzing and create policy formulation recommendations to the various signatory countries of the Convention, with a view to improving the status of women.
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A report released by the Commission on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Cedaw, reveals the increase in gender-based violence and even femicides in South Africa.
In a statement, the Commission cites low levels of indictment and punishment in cases of domestic violence and the failure of the South African police to enforce protection warrants.
Cedaw says many survivors turn to drugs to deal with the violence and have attempted suicide, and many victims suffer from depression, trauma and anxiety as a result of the violence.
The group cited the lack of state-run shelters to help women and children and said South Africa could not abstain from its obligation to assist victims.
The Commission made 34 recommendations to the South African government for action including measures to dismantle patriarchal attitudes and discriminatory stereotypes that legitimize domestic violence in the African country.