The Solidarity for African Womens Right's (SOAWR)
is a coalition of over 80 civil society organisations
working across 33 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.

Our 4th edition of the SOAWR Journal features a collection of various moments from 2023 and our continued spirited fight for the rights of women and girls. In 2023 we were able to celebrate twenty years of one of the world’s progressive women’s rights treaties and publish a report that provides an overview of where we are 20 years later.

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THEME: Legal dilemmas of commercial surrogacy in Africa Date: 25th July 2024 Location: Virtual via Zoom Register for the webinar Download the Concept Note A. About the organizers Equality Now

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