DGTrends Silencing the Guns Concept Note

From 6 - 7 October 2014, two hundred men and women, drawn from Gender Experts from African Union (AU) Member States, AU Organs, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Development Partners, Civil society Organisations, academia, media, private sector and think tanks across Africa met in Kigali, Rwanda to foster a deeper understanding of the trends, challenges and opportunities for women in strengthening democratic governance towards silencing guns in Africa by 2020.

It was also aimed at identifying practical initiatives and strategies that can be explored to enhance women’s inclusion and engagement in peacebuilding and democratization processes in Africa.