Wednesday, 7th June 2023 Today, the Honourable Minister of Gender Child and Social Welfare of South Sudan announced that they had completed the ratification process of the Maputo Protocol by depositing the instrument to the African Union. The SOAWR Coalition congratulates South Sudan and the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity on this momentous achievement just one month in advance of the 20th Anniversary of the Maputo Protocol. Source: Twitter The SOAWR Coalition would also like to commend the determined and diligent efforts of our member organisations who have been working tirelessly towards this milestone. You can read more about
One of the world’s most comprehensive and progressive women’s human rights instruments, the Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa (the Maputo Protocol) was adopted by Heads of State and Government in Maputo, Mozambique, on 11 July 2003. To commemorate the 19th Anniversary of the Maputo Protocol, the SOAWR Coalition is celebrating 19 reasons why the Protocol benefits the diversity of African women and girls, their lived realities, communities and governments. Go to: 1. African Union Member States Whilst the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights provides a foundational framework for domesticating human rights
Join SOAWR’s Raitification Campaign Article Source: Nyamilipedia April 22, 2022 — An advocacy group, the Center for Peace and Advocacy (CPA), joins the call on the National Transitional Legislative Assembly to ratify the Maputo Protocol in order for South Sudanese women to be free from violence in the country. Holding a virtual CSO Training on Alternative/Shadow Reporting last week in Nairobi, Kenya, under Equality Now, Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) and UNDP, the participants said the purpose of the training was to advocate for shadow or alternative reporting to draw accountability on a State’s implementation of its obligations under CEDAW. Speaking
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.