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Policy Insights 137 - Africa’s Nuclear Future: Increasing the Participation of Women and Youth

14 September 2022

Summary

This includes contributing to the achievement of the AU’s aspirations to enhance gender equality and the participation of women and Africa’s youth, in line with the goals of Agenda 2063 and the SDGs. [...] In doing so, it looks at a series of important frameworks, including the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol); the AU Gender Policy and its Plan of Action; the aspirations and goals of Agenda 2063; the Youth Decade Plan of Action; and the African Youth Charter. [...] The Maputo Protocol recognises the right of women to ‘a peaceful existence and the right to participate in the promotion and maintenance of peace’ and the right to education and training. [...] The primary objective of the AYGN is to29 address the socio-economic issues of the continent through promoting peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology by educating the general public and facilitating knowledge transfer from the current generation of leading nuclear industry experts to the young generations. [...] To overcome these challenges and improve the inclusion of women and youth in the nuclear sector, education, training and research must improve To overcome these challenges and improve the inclusion of women and youth in the nuclear sector, education, training and research must improve.

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