Togo

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A General Directorate for the Advancement of Women has existed since 1977, a Ministry for the Promotion of women was established in 2010, and a National Policy on Gender Equality and Equity was adopted in 2011.[1]
Article 2 of the 1992 Constitution provides for equal rights for women and men. Togo ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women in 1983, but has not yet ratified the Optional Protocol on violence against women, although the procedure has begun.[2] The country also ratified the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa in 2005.[3]


[1] CEDAW (2012b) p.2 [2] United Nations Treaty Collection (2014); CEDAW (2012) p.22 [3] African Union (2010)
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