There are a number of global documents, protocols and initiatives that relate to gender equality and the economic upliftment of women to achieve such equality.
Business Engage is well versed in these documents and the rationale behind these documents. An overview might assist the reader to understand how Business Engage operates within this context.
These documents include;
§ The UN Compact and UN 7 Empowerment Principles.
§ Beijing Declaration & Platform of Action 1995.
§ CEDAW – Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women 2004.
§ Millennium Development Goals. Moving to a regional context we have;
§ SADC Gender & Development Declaration
§ Addendum to Declaration
§ SADC Gender & Development Protocol 2008.
§ African Charter on Human & Peoples Rights 1981.
Again, all referring to the economic development of women coupled to gender equality.