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Activist lauds Maputo Protocol enactment

By Charles K Mark


Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) has commended South Sudan for signing the Maputo Protocol.

South Sudan is now a full state party to the African Union Maputo protocol after President Salva Kiir Mayardit signed it on 24th February 2024.

CEPO’s Executive Director, Edmond Yakani said the organization’s program Status of Women Initiative (SOWI) declared the launch of dissemination and effective engagement on the development of the Maputo protocol action plan.

He said the protocol is a progressive instrument for the promotion and protection of women’s and girl’s rights in Africa.

This is in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women

“Promotion and protection of women and girls’ rights is a key aspect of our mission as human rights-based organization,” Yakani claimed.

The Executive Director assured that SOWI will ensure that any engagement on Maputo protocol should be inclusive with respect of women and girls with disabilities being treated equally in the frontline.

“CEPO is urging the government of South Sudan to demonstrate responsibility and commitment for the genuine and effective implementation of Maputo protocol in the country,” he added.

CEPO also urged lawmakers in the Country to ensure financing of the Maputo protocol implementation by every single action of the government.

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