Photo of Alaa Salah at the Sudanese protests of April 2019. (Photo by @lana_hago/Twitter)

The African Union (AU) launched the African Women’s Decade in March 2010 at the 54th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The African Women’s Decade, that was set to run from 2010–2020, aimed to “advance gender equality by accelerating implementation of Dakar, Beijing and AU Assembly Decisions on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE), through dual top down and bottom up approach which is inclusive of grassroots participation.” The AU laid out plans such as providing sufficient resources and funding to promote gender equality, and to work with member states in the implementation of…

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