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Africa Day 2022 – The Year of Nutrition

Today, the 25th of May, marks the 49th anniversary of the signing of the OAU (Organization of African Unity) agreements which evolved into the present day African Union (AU). This year’s Africa Day celebration is centred on nutrition, with the African Union Theme for the year 2022 “Strengthening Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent”. The SOAWR

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Winner’s Essay – African Youth For Maputo Protocol Essay Competition

At the start of their careers, women’s rights advocates often do not have the prerequisite human rights knowledge necessary for women’s rights advocacy, including litigation. Furthermore, where human rights training is incorporated into the curriculum of law schools, this training is often not complemented by practical experience in applying human rights standards. To address this, together with Equality Now, we

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International Women’s Day: Gender Equality for a Sustainable Tomorrow & Article 18 of the Maputo Protocol

March 8th, 2022. To commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day and the UN Women theme, ‘Gender Equality for a Sustainable Tomorrow‘, the SOAWR Coalition is proud to highlight Article 18 of the Maputo Protocol: Right to a Healthy and Sustainable Environment. Why is it important to have these specific rights legally bound across the continent?  An excerpt from Joanita Babirye‘s article

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We Are the Generation That Can End Child Marriage

Combating child marriage and bringing it down to zero cannot happen without critical investments in digital technology and access. Tweet Source: UNFPA ESARO  Blog by Dr. Bannet Ndyanabangi, Regional Director a.i. From resisting violence against women and girls, to advocating for climate action, to asserting the rights of a girl and a woman to decide what happens to her body–the

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