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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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Legislative Advocacy Coalition on Violence Against Women

Legislative Advocacy Coalition on Violence Against Women (LACVAW) is a Coalition of diverse groups in civil society working on various aspects of women’s human rights, particularly, violence against women. The Coalition was formed in 2001, in response to the need to bring together and amplify the voices of NGOs across the country, particularly those that were proposing Bills at the State and National Assemblies on issues of domestic violence, harmful traditional practices and inheritance rights.

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