Thursday, October 8, 2015

Right to a Healthy and Sustainable Environment in Africa



1. Women shall have the right to live in a healthy and sustainable environment.

2. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to: 
a) ensure greater participation of women in the planning, management and preservation of the environment and the sustainable use of natural resources at all levels; 
b) promote research and investment in new and renewable energy sources and appropriate technologies, including information technologies and facilitate women's access to, and participation in their control; 
c) protect and enable the development of women’s indigenous knowledge systems; 
d) regulate the management, processing, storage and disposal of domestic waste;
e) ensure that proper standards are followed for the storage, transportation and disposal of toxic waste.

PROTOCOL TO THE AFRICAN CHARTER ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES' RIGHTS ON THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN IN AFRICA

http://www.au.int/en/sites/default/files/Protocol%20on%20the%20Rights%20of%20Women.pdf

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