Tag: African Union

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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Africa Day 2022 – The Year of Nutrition

Today, the 25th of May, marks the 49th anniversary of the signing of the OAU (Organization of African Unity) agreements which evolved into the present day African Union (AU). This year’s Africa Day celebration is centred on nutrition, with the African Union Theme for the year 2022 “Strengthening Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent”. The SOAWR Coalition celebrates that 43 out of the 55 AU Member States have enshrined African women’s right to nutrition and food security by ratifying the Maputo Protocol. However, whilst progress has been made to implement these rights, we note that: No

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