AWCPDAfrican Women Committee for Peace and Development
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An independent assessment of the AWCPD, submitted to the AU and ECA in March 2003 shows the role that the AWCPD has played in lobbying for peace in conflict-ridden areas, in promoting greater involvement of women in the activities of the AU, including the organisation's role in getting the AU to adopt the principle of gender equality in its top structures, and a number of other areas.
Another shortcoming presented in the report is that the two sponsoring organisations, and in particular the OAU, lacked a clear vision about how it wanted the AWCPD to function.
The report makes a number of recommendations aimed at strengthening the role of the AWCPD and giving a greater voice to African women in conflict situations.