Home | News    Monday 27 December 2010

Great Lakes symposium calls for urgent ratification of AU and UN protocols

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

By Julius N. Uma

December 25, 2010 (GULU) - Member countries from the Great Lakes region have strongly advocated for urgent ratification of both domestic and international legal instruments essential for addressing sexual gender-based forms of violence in the region.

The call was the outcome of a three-day international conference on the great lakes region (ICGLR) which was held in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, which attracted 55 attendants from the 10 member countries.

Cited as key during the high level capacity development convention on women, peace and security in the region were legal instruments such as UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution 1325, the Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and other African Union (AU) protocols.

Betty Aol Ocan, a Ugandan legislator who attended the symposium told journalists during a media briefing at Northern Uganda Media Club (NUMEC) premises that the specially convened summit was a clear manifestation that women remain the most marginalized vulnerable groups in society.

“Women too have fundamental human rights and that’s why we need to develop systematic actions plans that will help to address issues affecting women in general,” Ocan, also Uganda’s women forum representative in the great lakes region remarked.

The three-day international conference, she added, further lobbied the inter-ministerial committee of the Great Lakes region to institutionalize representation and participation of women in specialized bodies.

Also on the agenda, said the Ugandan lawmaker, were natural resource issues with specific focus on how illegal exploitation of these resources can be minimized and promotion of civil society activities in the Great Lakes region.

The ICGLR is an annually-held event that brings together various representatives from all the 10 member countries to deliberate on matters affecting the region, as member countries seek remedies to address them.

The member states of the ICGLR are: Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 27 December 2010 10:28, by Shadrack Nuer Machut

    We are always concerned with issues relating to women more than men. The domestic violent should be eradicated by only imposing laws and also respecting early marriages.

    Let the AU and UN not only keep talking but can also put into practice what they have seen on the ground to aid reduction of violence against women.

    repondre message

  • 27 December 2010 18:38, by Joseph

    Dear people .s
    Kindly , what brought all this confussion ? the law should be under ground for those young peoples whom
    lost their fathers during the war etc .but not
    for the peoples whom protanding to own ( 100 )head of cattles . please all peoples needs the urgent unadjust-
    ment for this law . also every body in lake state should know that already we are under one law for all
    bar-gazel or danka bar-gazal .
    Many thanks .
    bravo / mike

    repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Sudan can not give what it does not have 2018-10-16 14:36:47 The Sudanese Regime Tends to Order Righteousness to others while ignoring doing so for itself By Mahmoud A. Suleiman Heads of Failed States in the African Continent are trying to save other (...)

Ethiopia’s PM should review policies 2018-10-14 20:42:05 Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed needs to change course in some of the policies he introduced in Ethiopia before history that brought him to leadership repeat itself. By Lul Gatkuoth (...)

Evaluating the IGAD-led peace mediation in South Sudan 2018-10-09 13:19:50 Lako Jada Kwajok September 12, 2018, marked the signing in Addis Ababa of the revitalised peace agreement also known as Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Progress observed at end of second month of R-ARCSS implementation 2018-10-22 06:44:02 Press Release 21 October 2018 South Sudanese government released 24 detainees in the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement said the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) (...)

4th Annual Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum Announced for 25th October 2018 2018-10-15 12:38:14 PRESS RELEASE OCTOBER 14, 2018 Africa’s leading entrepreneurship-focused philanthropic organisation, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), has announced October 25, 2018, as the date for its (...)

Unity State community in Kenya supports Khartoum peace agreement 2018-08-17 08:33:21 PRESS STATMENT 14th Aug, 2018 Re: We shall Rally behind Khartoum Peace Agreement The Unity State Community Association in Kenya was established in 2010 to organize and mobilize the people of (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.