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African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (2009)

The Kampala Convention known as the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa is an African Union treaty that addresses internal displacement in Africa caused by armed conflict, natural disasters and large scale development projects in Africa. 

Does this treaty speak to the WPS Agenda?

In article 9 sub section 1 D, speaks to the obligation of the state party to women citizens. It speaks to the state party ensuring the prevention of sexual and gender based violence and other harmful practices, trafficking, smuggling and child soldiers.

In the same article 9, sub section 2D, speaks to state parties ensuring the protection of and provision for the reproductive and sexual health of internally displaced women and psycho social support of displaced women. 

 The Convention provides the first legally binding instrument specifically to address the issues of IDPs and sets out to “promote and strengthen regional and national measures to prevent or mitigate, prohibit and eliminate root causes of internal displacement as well as provide for a durable solution

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