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 is among the countries with the highest rates of Sexual and Gender Based Violence in the world. Opportunities for education and vocational training are scarce. Laws and patriarchal norms limit women’s ability to inherit land, start a business (women belong in the kitchen and at home), and lead in public affairs. And, most of the more than 4 million South Sudanese who are forcibly displaced are women and girl. In
In keeping with the aspirations and the character of the SOAWR Journal, this third edition provides a haven upon which the voices of millions of girls and women in Africa are amplified and where the voices of those who tirelessly fight for the cause of gender equality are raised and intensified. It is a space where we celebrate achievements, recognise struggles, and engage in thought-provoking conversations that inspire change.
The Forum on the Participation of NGOs in the Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) also known as the NGOs Forum is an advocacy platform established and coordinated by SOAWR Member the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies to promote advocacy, lobbying, and networking among human rights NGOs and between human rights NGOs and other stakeholders for the promotion and protection of human rights in Africa.
When: 16th – 18th of October, 2023
The Africa Family Law Reform Network is seeking a qualified and dedicated individual with the overall responsibility of successfully overseeing and coordinating its interventions.
Location: Flexible with preference for someone open to travel
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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