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Aspiration 6: An Africa, whose development is people-driven, relying on the potential of African people, especially its women and youth, and caring for children.
All the citizens of Africa will be actively involved in decision making in all aspects. Africa shall be an inclusive continent where no child, woman or man will be left behind or excluded, on the basis of gender, political affiliation, religion, ethnic affiliation, locality, age or other factors.
All the citizens of Africa will be actively involved in decision making in all aspects of development, including social, economic, political and environmental.
We aspire that by 2063, Africa:
- Is People-centred and caring;
- Puts children first;
- Has empowered women to play their rightful role in all spheres of life;
- Has full gender equality in all spheres of life; and
- Has engaged and empowered youth. The African woman will be fully empowered
The African woman will be fully empowered in all spheres, with equal social, political and economic rights, including the rights to own and inherit property, sign contracts, register and manage businesses. Rural women will have access to productive assets: land, credit, inputs and financial services.
All forms of gender-based violence and discrimination (social, economic, political) against women and girls will be eliminated and the latter will fully enjoy all their human rights. All harmful social practices (especially female genital mutilation and child marriages) will be ended and barriers to quality health and education for women and girls eliminated.
Africa of 2063 will have full gender parity, with women occupying at least 50% of elected public offices at all levels and half of managerial positions in the public and the private sectors. The economic and political glass ceiling that restricted women’s progress will have been shattered.
African children shall be empowered through the full implementation of the African Charter on the Rights of the Child.
The youth of Africa shall be socially, economically and politically empowered through the full implementation of the African Youth Charter. Africa will be a continent where the talent of the child and the youth will be fully developed, rewarded and protected for the benefit of society.
All forms of systemic inequalities, exploitation, marginalization and discrimination of young people will be eliminated and youth issues mainstreamed in all development agendas.
Youth unemployment will be eliminated, and Africa’s youth guaranteed full access to education, training, skills and technology, health services, jobs and economic opportunities, recreational and cultural activities as well as financial means and all necessary resources to allow them to realize their full potential.
Young African men and women will be the path breakers of the African knowledge society and will contribute significantly to innovation and entrepreneurship. The creativity, energy and innovation of Africa’s youth shall be the driving force behind the continent’s political, social, cultural and economic transformation.