The Solidarity for African Womens Right's (SOAWR)
is a coalition of 63 civil society organizations
working across 32 countries

Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa

Maputo Protocol

The Protocol offers significant potential to guarantee the rights of women, but in order to come into force it needed to be ratified by at least 15 countries.

On 26 October 2005 the Protocol received its 15th ratification, meaning the Protocol entered into force on 25 November 2005.

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“The Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) Coalition is pleased to share some of our memorable moments from 2020. With the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic, organizations had to repurpose

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SOAWR member, STEWARD WOMEN, has published a policy brief on Policy Dialogue: Peace & Security Key to addressing Justice and Protection needs of Survivors in Jondoru, Juba – South Sudan. 

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At the start of their careers, women’s rights advocates often do not have the prerequisite human rights knowledge necessary for women’s rights advocacy, including litigation. Furthermore, where human rights training

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