SOAWR Steering Committee Meeting – Key Commitments

From the 22nd-24th of November 2022, SOAWR’s Steering Committee members met in Mombasa, Kenya, to take stock of the SOAWR Strategic Plan (2019-2024) and its implementation.  Following dynamic reflections on how far the Coalition has come since its inception almost 20 years ago and how they would like to see it grow further, the members made individual commitments to support these endeavours. Bunmi, Anglophone West African Cluster Convenor I commit to partner with other members in the sub-region to advocate for the domestication, implementation and reporting on the Maputo Protocol. I commit to undertake initiatives for domestication and capacity strengthening

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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 ACHPR has published their Concluding Observations and Recommendations on Rwanda’s Initial Periodic Report on the Maputo Protocol

Two years after they were adopted at the 64th Ordinary Session, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has published their Concluding Observations and Recommendations on the Combined 11th, 12th, and 13th Periodic Report of the Republic of Rwanda. Part B details Rwanda’s implementation of the Maputo Protocol:   “The Commission notes that there are many positive aspects regarding Rwanda’s compliance with its obligations under the Maputo Protocol which it ratified on 25 June 2004. The Commission commends the Republic of Rwanda for submitting its Initial Periodic Report in accordance with Article 26 of the Maputo Protocol which is

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