On the 14th of June 2022, SOAWR member, CREAW Kenya, were awarded the GIMAC (Gender is my Agenda Campaign) 2022 African Gender Award in the Civil Society category. The Award recognises their commitment to gender mainstreaming and commitment to achieve gender equality and equity. They accepted the award in the Nairobi ceremony, alongside President Uhuru Kenyatta who received the African Gender Award 2022 for championing gender equality and development in the country. The award was presented to the president by Ms Benita Diop, the African Union Commission Special Envoy on women, peace and security. The award is anchored on three
The Sexual Offences Act No. 3 of 2006 (SOA) came into effect on 21st July 2006. This was subsequent to unending agitation from the civil society organisations together with a large judicial outcry on the application of judicial discretion. Despite the enactment of the SOA in 2006 to deal with gaps of enforcement presented by the Penal Code, the statistics around sexual violence have not significantly improved. This research examines the legal framework around the enforcement of the key offences highlighted in Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 & 9 of the SOA in Kenya in terms of arrests investigations,
Source: African Arguments, analysis by Stephanie Musho. 18 years after African leaders adopted the Maputo Protocol, a progressive initiative by and for Africans, it is still yet to be fully implemented. July is a significant month for African Women. On 31 July every year, the African Union (AU) leads the continent in celebrating African Women’s Day. More significantly, eighteen years ago on 11 July, African leaders converged in Mozambique and adopted what’s commonly referred to as the Maputo Protocol. This legal instrument guarantees comprehensive rights to women. Among other things, it calls for the elimination of discrimination and harmful practices, rights
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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.