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SOAWR Conducts Maputo Protocol Ratification Missions to Egypt and Morocco

In October and November 2022, the Solidarity for African Women Rights Coalition (SOAWR) in partnership with various actors including the African Union Commission’s Women, Gender and Youth Directorate (AUC-WGYD) conducted ratification missions in Egypt and Morocco to advocate for the adoption of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (the “Maputo Protocol”). The two countries are among 12 in Africa that have not acceded the women’s rights treaty. Thanks also to our Egyptian and Moroccan member organisations for their support and engagement in these missions.  Read more about the

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The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic has Ratified the Maputo Protocol!

Previous Next The African Union has announced that the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic has ratified the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol). This increases the total ratifications from 42 to 43 out of 55 AU member states. The following is the press release from the African Union, published May 4th 2022. “The Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) has ratified the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, becoming the 43rd African State to ratify the Protocol and committing to advance

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Statement by the SOAWR Coalition to the 71st Session of the ACHPR // DÉCLARATION DE LA COALITION SOAWR À LA 71E SESSION DE L’ACHPR

The SOAWR Coalition, with the support of member organisation Alliances for Africa, made a statement to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights during the convening of the Commission’s Ordinary Sessions taking place from 21 April to 13 May 2022. The statement discusses: The Need to Promote and Protect Women’s Right to be Free from Violence during Kenya’s Election Season Harmonisation of Laws Prohibiting Child Marriage Protecting the Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) of Women and Girls in Conflict Addressing Sexual Exploitation in Africa Ratification of the Maputo Protocol by the remaining 13 African Union Member States You

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