One of the world’s most comprehensive and progressive women’s human rights instruments, the Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa (the Maputo Protocol) was adopted by Heads of State and Government in Maputo, Mozambique, on 11 July 2003. To commemorate the 19th Anniversary of the Maputo Protocol, the SOAWR Coalition is celebrating 19 reasons why the Protocol benefits the diversity of African women and girls, their lived realities, communities and governments. Go to: 1. African Union Member States Whilst the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights provides a foundational framework for domesticating human rights
issue: Sex education
Founded in 1992, the Center for Reproductive Rights is the recognized global leader in using legal and human rights strategies to secure every woman’s reproductive autonomy and access to healthcare as fundamental human rights. The Center for Reproductive Rights believes that a woman’s ability to exercise her human rights, as well as her equality and status in society, are directly linked to her enjoyment of reproductive rights—without the ability to make decisions about her health and life, a woman cannot enjoy her right to participate in educational institutions, the workplace, or the political sphere.
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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