Month: Nov 2021

Accede to the Maputo Protocol

SOAWR: AN URGENT PETITION TO THE REMAINING 12 COUNTRIES TO ACCELERATE THEIR ACCESSION TO THE MAPUTO PROTOCOL.

Read the petition: EN Lire la pétition: FR Ahead of the 20th Anniversary of the Maputo Protocol on 11 July 2023, the SOAWR Coalition maintains its ratification campaign for the remaining 12 Member States who are yet to ratify the women’s rights treaty: Botswana, Burundi, Central African Rep., Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Madagascar, Morocco, Niger, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan. The Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) Coalition urges the remaining 12 African Union Member States to ACCEDE TO the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. For more resources on

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Make Every Woman Count launches their African Women’s Decade (2010-2020) Report

Read the Report & its Key Findings 2020 marked the end of the African Women’s Decade 2010–2020, adopted on 15 October 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya, under the theme “Grassroots Approach to Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.” The launch of the Decade represented a testimony to the African Union’s commitment to the advancement of the gender equality agenda and women’s rights across the continent. Its end has coincided with the celebration of the 20th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action. Make Every Woman Count (MEWC), one of

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Statement by Alliances for Africa at the 69th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Extract from the Statement “Honourable Chairperson, one year since the start of the Tigray War, reports of sexual violence against women and girls point to the continued use of rape, sexual slavery, sexual humiliation and other forms of sexual abuse as a weapon in this conflict. This is in addition to the humanitarian crisis that has been exacerbated by attacks against humanitarian agencies and their workers, blockades and the looting and destruction of essential humanitarian supplies. While we acknowledge the continued work of the Commission of Inquiry on the Situation of the Tigray Region of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia

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