Other SRHR Commitments

The list below includes all government commitments on SRHR since 1979, but does not include national nor regional commitments. Although it is accurate to say that not all 194 countries have signed all of these commitments, and that fewer yet have ratified them, it would point to a pre-occupation with making promises, from all stakeholders. AAI strongly pushes for all stakeholders to focus on programming and implementation and consider existing commitments sufficient.

1. 1979 The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), UN General Assembly
2. 1986 The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (Banjul Charter)
3. 1990 African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC or Children's Charter)
4. 1993 The World Conference on Human Rights (Vienna)
5. 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (Cairo)
6. 1995 Beijing Declaration, Fifth World Conference on Women
7. 1997 SADC Declaration on Gender & Development
8. 2000 Millennium Development Goals
9. 2001 Abuja Declaration on HIV/AIDS, TB and other related infectious diseases
10. 2001 UNGASS: Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS. United Nations General Assembly Special Session
11. 2003 Maseru Declaration on HIV and AIDS/ Maputo Declaration on Gender Mainstreaming/ Maputo Declaration on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria
12. 2003 The Protocol Relating to the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (especially around violence)
13. 2004-2005 Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Women Protocol)
14. 2004 Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa (SDGEA)
15. 2005 Continental Policy on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, (Maputo Plan of Action related)
16. 2006 Maputo Plan of Action, Plan of Action on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights 2007-2010 (renewed till 2015)
17. 2007 High Level Meeting on Sexual and Reproductive Health Policies in Africa (Barcelona)
18. 2007 Africa Health Strategy: 2007 - 2015
19. 2008 Southern African Development Community Gender and Development (SADC–GAD)
20. 2008/2009 Campaign on Accelerated reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA/MPOA)
21. 2009 African Union Gender Policy
22. 2010 UN Secretary-General’s Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, (New York) General Assembly meeting
23. Various Regional Economic Communities (REC) commitments
24. Various national commitments