Maputo Protocol Compendium – Equality Now

Litigating the Maputo Protocol: A Compendium of Strategies and Approaches on Defending the Rights of Women and Girls in Africa is a testament to the continuation of the work of advocates for the rights of women and girls in Africa and their innovative approaches when it comes to the implementation of this treaty at the national level. The papers contained in this Compendium highlight the rightful place of litigation in holding states accountable for the commitments they made under the Maputo Protocol, as well as other regional, continental and international human rights treaties with provisions aimed at promoting and protecting the rights of women and girls in Africa.



SOAWR 2022 Journal: 3rd Edition

In keeping with the aspirations and the character of the SOAWR Journal, this third edition provides a haven upon which the voices of millions of girls and women in Africa are amplified and where the voices of those who tirelessly fight for the cause of gender equality are raised and intensified. It is a space where we celebrate achievements, recognise struggles, and engage in thought-provoking conversations that inspire change.

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20 Years of the Maputo Protocol: Where are we now?

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?”

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