AU Watch

Where We Work

“Africa is not just a place; it’s a million places. It’s a million voices, … We felt no one photograph could capture the mystery, the diversity and the surprise of Africa as it moves forward. Our issue is a very forward look at Africa.”

CHRIS JOHNS, Motivational Speaker

Helping 1.4 Billion Africans in 55 Countries in Africa

AU Watch monitors the AU (and all its institutions) by the standard of its Constitutive Act (the AU Constitution) and the standards of the legal instruments of its various institutions. It challenges and holds to account the AU and States Parties to the Constitutive Act to live up to those standards and ideals they have set for themselves.AU Watch is based in The Gambia, where it headquartered. It has chapters in Senegal, Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone. AU Watch groups are also being formed in the UK, US and Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa and CAR. The eventual aim is to have AU Watch Chapters in all 55 African countries and beyond.

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​Explore Some Of Our Programs In Africa​

Agenda 2063

In their 50th Anniversary Solemn Declaration, the Heads of State and Government of the AU, while acknowledging past successes and challenges, rededicated themselves to the continent’s accelerated development and technological progress. They laid down vision and eight ideals to serve as pillars for the continent in the foreseeable future, which Agenda 2063 will translate into concrete objectives, milestones, goals, targets and actions/measures. A global strategy to optimize use of Africa’s resources for the benefits of all Africans, Agenda 2063 is both a Vision and an Action Plan. It is a call for action to all segments of African society to work together to build a prosperous and united Africa based on shared values and a common destiny.

We Matter Too

 ‘We Matter Too’ works with grassroot African women and leaders in the continent to advance women and girls’ human right to achieve the AU Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa, and to live free from violence through legal reform and institutional and social change.

Promoting and Protecting Human Rights In Africa

AU Watch monitors the AU (and all its institutions) by the standard of its Constitutive Act (the AU Constitution) and the standards of the legal instruments of its various institutions. It challenges and holds to account the AU and States Parties to the Constitutive Act to live up to those standards and ideals they have set for themselves. We promote and defendall civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

Media Outreach and Education Program

AU Watch advocates for a transparent, democratic and accountable Africa in the respect of human rights and the rule of law. Through power of media and communication our programs contribute to reducing fragility, promote and protect human rights, fostering political stability and effective governance, and enabling sustainable and inclusive development and growth.

Anti-corruption

Over 300 million Africans live in extreme poverty. Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular, is home to the largest share of people living in extreme poverty.Corruption continues to harm the efforts to bring people out of poverty. In recent years, many national governments, as well as the African Union (AU), have declared the fight against corruption as their priority. But the efforts of those governments with the political will, and the AU, to curb corruption seem like chasing a mirage. It’s like a virus that has developed a resistance to drugs

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