n Journal of African Union Studies - Towards gender equality in Africa : a review of Aspiration 6 in Agenda 2063

Volume 5, Issue 2-3
  • ISSN : 2050-4292
  • E-ISSN: 2050-4306


Agenda 2063 - The Africa We want, is both a vision and an action plan. It is the platform where the united voices of Africa have painted a picture of what they desire for themselves, for future generations and for the continent. Enshrined in the agenda are seven aspirations expressed by the people of Africa of the Africa they want. This paper is based on Aspiration 6 which calls for an Africa whose development is people-driven and one that relies on the potential of African people, especially its women and youth and cares for its children. It focuses on the African woman and the quest to cement her in her rightful roles in society and ultimately bridge the gender gap in Africa. This paper first examines the status of women in Africa as well as contributive factors to their continued low status in society. Furthermore, this paper proposes the concept of as the way forward and highlights ways in which the African woman can be empowered to unlock her full potentials and be placed on an equal footing with men. This paper is qualitative one and utilizes an interpretivist paradigm.

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