Article 9: Women’s Right to Participation in the Political and Decision Making Process (with MEWC)

Welcome to All Things Maputo Protocol – a podcast by the SOAWR Coalition. Join us in our first series for the month of March, as we explore the International Women’s Day theme of ‘Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress’ and various articles of the Maputo Protocol. New episodes coming weekly! Article 9 of the Maputo Protocol:  1. States Parties shall take specific positive action to promote participative governance and the equal participation of women in the political life of their countries through affirmative action, enabling national legislation and other measures to ensure that: a) women participate without any discrimination in all elections;

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Make Every Woman Count launches their African Women’s Decade (2010-2020) Report

Read the Report & its Key Findings 2020 marked the end of the African Women’s Decade 2010–2020, adopted on 15 October 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya, under the theme “Grassroots Approach to Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.” The launch of the Decade represented a testimony to the African Union’s commitment to the advancement of the gender equality agenda and women’s rights across the continent. Its end has coincided with the celebration of the 20th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action. Make Every Woman Count (MEWC), one of

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