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STEWARD Women Policy Brief – Policy Dialogue: Peace & Security Key to addressing Justice and Protection needs of Survivors in Jondoru, Juba – South Sudan

SOAWR member, STEWARD WOMEN, has published a policy brief on Policy Dialogue: Peace & Security Key to addressing Justice and Protection needs of Survivors in Jondoru, Juba – South Sudan.  Executive Summary: “This policy brief is designed to highlight and address the justice and protection needs of survivors in Jondoru. Survivors noted that peace and security in South Sudan as a whole has the effect of strengthening the resilience of survivors to report violent incidences and seek timely medical, psychosocial and legal protection services, thus creating an enabling environment to address the justice and protection needs of survivors.”  Read the

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SIHA Network’s Statement to the 71st Ordinary Session of the ACHPR

SOAWR Member, the SIHA Network, has made a Statement to the 71st Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Read an extract below.  “The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA Network) was created by women activists from Somalia, Somaliland, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan and Eritrea in the mid-1990s. For the past 25 years we have held a unique position working as a feminist regional civil society network operating in the politically volatile contexts of the Greater Horn of Africa. We work through and firmly believe in the collective power of African women.

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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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