SOAWR’s Southern African Cluster has produced informative Factsheets on different issues under Article 14 of the Maputo Protocol.
region: Southern Africa
1st December, 2023 The Republic of Botswana has ratified the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (better known as the Maputo Protocol). The SOAWR Coalition congratulates the Government of Botswana on this momentous achievement in the year of the 20th Anniversary of the Maputo Protocol. Botswana deposited the instrument of ratification to the African Union Commission on the 1st of December, 2023. Until now, Botswana had previously been one of just three African Union Member States who had neither signed or ratified the African women’s rights treaty, alongside Egypt
To mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (commonly referred to as “the Maputo Protocol”), the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights Coalition (SOAWR), Equality Now and Make Every Woman Count (MEWC) have prepared this Progress Report “20 Years of the Maputo Protocol: Where Are We Now?”
La Coalition SOAWR, Equality Now et le Centre mondial d’analyse des politiques (WORLD) présentent des données intéressantes sous forme de cartes chronologiques démontrant les progrès de la ratification et de la domestication du Protocole de Maputo au cours des deux dernières décennies.
Download the Call to Action and Accountability (ENG) Télécharger A l’action et à la redevabilité (FR) Download SOAWR’s Press Statement – 30th November 2023 Télécharger Télécharger le communiqué de presse
Status of women’s and girls’ rights in South Sudan Women and girls in South Sudan face extreme challenges with limited rights to protection, participation and inclusion. As such, South Sudan
This 28 September 2023 marks the global day of action for access to safe and legal abortion. We, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa (SRRWA) of