Through the All for Maputo Protocol Initiative, supported by Sida and Equality Now, SOAWR member Réseau des Femmes Leaders pour le Développement (RFLD) has translated the Maputo Protocol into the languages of Hausa and Zarma. Hausa is a language spoken by the Hausa people in Chad, and mainly within the northern half of Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, and the southern half of Niger, with significant minorities in Sudan, Benin and Côte d’Ivoire. According to Britannica, the Hausa language is the most important indigenous lingua franca in West and Central Africa, spoken as a first or second language by about 40–50 million people. Zarma is
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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.
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