Today marks International Women’s Day, a day where the world pauses to take stock of women’s diverse achievements as well as the persisting patriarchal systems which undermine efforts to transform societies into equitable ones. This year’s theme is ‘DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality’, focussing on: celebrating the women and girls who are championing the advancement of transformative technology and digital education. exploring the impact of the digital gender gap on widening economic and social inequalities. spotlighting the importance of protecting the rights of women and girls in digital spaces and addressing online and ICT-facilitated gender-based violence. Previous Next
International Women’s Day: Gender Equality for a Sustainable Tomorrow & Article 18 of the Maputo Protocol
March 8th, 2022. To commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day and the UN Women theme, ‘Gender Equality for a Sustainable Tomorrow‘, the SOAWR Coalition is proud to highlight Article 18 of the Maputo Protocol: Right to a Healthy and Sustainable Environment. Why is it important to have these specific rights legally bound across the continent? An excerpt from Joanita Babirye‘s article ‘Saving the Planet means Defying Patriarchy: Strive for Inclusive Climate Solutions‘ (via AfricanFeminism) provides a poignant answer, “Women and men experience climate change differently due to socio-cultural structures that have been built over time in largely patriarchal societies. Men’s access
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.