• The main achievement that PAWO contributed to was the total decolonization of Africa around the 60s and the formation of the African union (AU);
  • The fight for women’s rights has been in high gear since then. Once these were achieved, then PAWO embarked on other programs, some of which include, but are not limited to:
  • Functionalizing women involvement at all levels; globally, continentally, and nationally. These roles that are Political, Social & Economic in nature.
  • The inclusion of women in African politics, through continuous advocacy and empowerment has been partly achieved and continues.
  • Participation in policy-making processes, to influence policies and laws in the direction of PAWO thoughts and vision are in process.
  • Empowerment of women and youth through capacity building initiatives and implementation of developmental programs are visible.
  • Today, PAWO holds the status of a specialized agency at the African Union (AU) in recognition to its contributions.
  • PAWO was part of the formation of the AU organs, namely:
  • Women, Gender and Youth Directorate
  • Pan African Parliament (PAP)
  • ECOSOCC
  • Peace and Security Directorate

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