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
The Association of the Egyptian Female Lawyers Concludes Women’s Rights Conventions Training for Media Personnel
Cairo, 15th of January, 2022. The Association of the Egyptian Female Lawyers has concluded the activities of the training for media personnel which was held in Luxor on 14th and 15th January 2022 about women’s rights in international conventions. The training was attended by 20 distinguished journalists who represent the following governorates: Minya, Assuit, Qina, Sohag, Aswan and Luxor. The two-day training tackled many important topics such as women in international conventions, concept of women protection, national system for protecting women’s rights, the CEDAW Convention and most national legislations for supporting women’s rights. Also the training tackled the acquirements enjoyed
SOAWR: AN URGENT PETITION TO THE REMAINING 12 COUNTRIES TO ACCELERATE THEIR ACCESSION TO THE MAPUTO PROTOCOL.
Read the petition: EN Lire la pétition: FR Ahead of the 20th Anniversary of the Maputo Protocol on 11 July 2023, the SOAWR Coalition maintains its ratification campaign for the remaining 11 Member States who are yet to ratify the women’s rights treaty: Botswana, Burundi, Central African Rep., Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Madagascar, Morocco, Niger, Somalia and Sudan. The Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) Coalition urges the remaining 11 African Union Member States to ACCEDE TO the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. For more resources on lobbying your
The Association of the Egyptian Female Lawyers gives an oral statement at the 80th session of CEDAW Committee
In the 80th session of the CEDAW Committee, the Association of the Egyptian Female Lawyers (AEFL) gave an oral statement at the public informal meeting which was held for NGOs to give their oral statements. In its statement AEFL agrees with CEDAW Committee in regard to calling the Egyptian government to provide equal opportunities for women in labor market according to article 11 of the convention. So to achieve this purpose, AEFL urges the Egyptian government to take effective measures in labor market to reduce professional parting and fill gender gap in regard to salaries. Also AEFL calls the Egyptian government to protect
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
Dissemination of the findings of the Study on Review of Discriminatory Laws related to Violence against Women in Africa
Join us for a time of insightful sharing and discussion of the findings of selected African countries’ reports on review of discriminatory laws relating to violence against women in Africa.