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.

SOAWR’s Southern African Cluster has produced informative Factsheets on different issues under Article 14 of the Maputo Protocol.

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1st December, 2023 The Republic of Botswana has ratified the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (better known as

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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

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