country: Algeria


Angola ratified the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (The Maputo Protocol) on the 30th of August 2007. After its independence, Angola was devastated by 27 years of civil war between the popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) and the National Union for the total Independence (UNITA). It is estimated that 1.5 million people died and 4 million were displaced. The country is still in recovery. Women are under-represented in the Angolan political institutions and violence against women is widespread in the country with a high level

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Algeria signed the Maputo Protocol in December, 2003 and ratified it on November 2016.    The 2016 constitutional amendment: principle of equality between citizens and non-discrimination based on sex. The amendment promotes equality between men and women in the labormarket. Action Plan for the period 2014-2019: prioritized women’s economic integration. 2012 national committee and local committees for the empowerment of rural women: to improve social and economic conditions. 2016: creation of the Women and Children Committee in the National Council of HumanRights. Act No. 15-19 of 2015 amending the Penal code: articles criminalizing sexual violence (articles 333 bis (2) (3)),

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