In October and November 2022, the Solidarity for African Women Rights Coalition (SOAWR) in partnership with various actors including the African Union Commission’s Women, Gender and Youth Directorate (AUC-WGYD) conducted ratification missions in Egypt and Morocco to advocate for the adoption of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (the “Maputo Protocol”). The two countries are among 12 in Africa that have not acceded the women’s rights treaty. Thanks also to our Egyptian and Moroccan member organisations for their support and engagement in these missions. Read more about the
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
Y-PEER PETRI Morocco is a youth-to-youth initiative launched by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and established in Morocco since 2006. Y-PEER PETRI Maroc est une initiative de jeunesse à jeunesse lancée par le Fonds des Nations Unies pour la population (FNUAP) et créée au Maroc depuis 2006.
On November 27-29, 2021, our Tunisian member organisation, Kadirat, held a regional conference and lobbying and advocacy workshops with women’s rights representatives from other North African countries of Algeria, Libya and Morocco. Reporting from the Tunis Afrique Presse: “The organisation KADIRAT, on Saturday, launched a guide to urge the Tunisian government to keep its legislation in harmony with the provisions of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa “Maputo” ratified by Tunisia under organic law No. 33 of 2018 dated 6 June 2018. The guide was presented at a
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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