A Guide to Using the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa for Legal Action

This manual promotes the use of the groundbreaking human rights instrument, the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa (the Women’s Rights Protocol), which is a supplementary protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The Women’s Rights Protocol was adopted by the African Union in July 2003 as a result of intensive advocacy by many organizations from


SOAWR Coalition Annual Review and Agenda Setting Workshop Report

 The SOAWR Coalition annual review meeting in Nairobi, Kenya from 5th-7th October was attended by over 40 participants from 15 countries. This year’s theme was, “Spreading Our Wings: A Multi-Sectoral Approach to Women’s Rights’’. The main objectives of the meeting included a progress review of the 2008/2009 year, sharing of the best practices in the year, strategising on the African


Book: Grace, Tenacity and Eloquence

The articles first appeared in the prize-winning weekly electronic newsletter, Pambazuka News. They provide students, activists and others with an easy-to-read introduction to the struggle for women’s rights in Africa.   Download Report (English)