SOAWR’s Southern African Cluster has produced informative Factsheets on different issues under Article 14 of the Maputo Protocol.
The SOAWR Coalition is pleased to introduce our 8 new SOAWR Members! We are now a Coalition of 71 members working across 33 different African member states. To find out more about each of the organisations and their work to advance African women’s rights and the Maputo Protocol, see their member profiles: The National Association for the Defense of Rights and Freedoms (NADRF) The Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue (FDHRD) MPower! Islamic Development and Relief Agency (IDRA) Well Being Africa (WBA) Y-Peer Petri Sources of Peace Organization (SPO) La Journal Féministe Algérien (JFA) (The Algerian Feminist Journal) If
Mauritius did not sign the Maputo Protocol but did ratify it at September 2005. Protection from Domestic Violence (Amendment) Act 2016: The amendments redefine the term “spouse” to include unmarried couples of the opposite sex; redefine “domestic violence” to include verbal, psychological, economic, and sexual abuses. Although the amendments do not mention spousal rape, section 2.d. stipulates that a spouse cannot force or threaten the other partner into a sexual act “from which the spouse or the other person has the right to abstain.” 2020-2024 National Strategy and Action Plan of the High Level Committee on the Elimination of Gender
Download the Call to Action and Accountability (ENG) Télécharger A l’action et à la redevabilité (FR) Download SOAWR’s Press Statement – 30th November 2023 Télécharger Télécharger le communiqué de presse
Status of women’s and girls’ rights in South Sudan Women and girls in South Sudan face extreme challenges with limited rights to protection, participation and inclusion. As such, South Sudan
This 28 September 2023 marks the global day of action for access to safe and legal abortion. We, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa (SRRWA) of