The East African Community (EAC) and Women and Girls’ Rights

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The East African Community (EAC) has a strong normative framework on gender equality and women and girls’ rights and is increasingly involved in promoting this agenda. The legal and institutional framework is evolving, showing recognition of the Maputo Protocol, the Maputo Plan of Action and the International Conference on Population and Development commitments, among others.

This factsheet provides insight into the role of the EAC and its member states in advancing women and girls’ rights in SRHR.