Human rights education in the formal educational system in Africa: a gender dimension
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. African Centre for Gender and Development;
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The conference was organized by the African Center for Women (ACW) which is spearheading the efforts of the ECA to assist its divisions as well as member States to mainstream a gender dimension, undertake gender analysis, and build capacity for African women's leadership. Prior to the conference the ACW had decided to undertake a study of human rights education within the formal educational system. The aim was to identify countries in which human rights concepts had been introduced into the curricula of the primary and secondary-level formal educational system. It was hoped that the survey would identify potential channels through which students and teachers could be sensitized about the rights of women.