Statement on the Election of Dr Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma as the AUC Chairperson

The 40 members of the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights Coalition, based in 22 African countries, commend the African Union (AU) Heads of States and Governments on the successful election of Dr Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma as its African Union Commission (AUC) first female Chairperson.

Tags: Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, AU WomenDownloads: PDF icon statement_appt_AUchair.pdf

SOAWR petitions President Paul Kagame over abortion

The Solidarity for African Women's Rights Coalition (SOAWR), a pan African coalition of 40 organizations in 20 countries, has appealed to President Paul Kagame on safe abortion law reform in Rwanda

Tags: Kigali, Paul KagameDownloads: PDF icon rwandaletter.pdf

SOAWR Engagement with the 18th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union

“Boosting Intra-African Trade”
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 2012

Tags: AU SummitDownloads: PDF icon SOAWRJan2012AU Summit.pdf


Optimising the Potential of the AU Protocol on Women’s Rights
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 18-20, 2012

Tags: AU SummitDownloads: PDF icon SOAWRAnnual meeting2012.pdf, PDF icon Rapportdelareunion annuel.pdf


Oxfam, UN Women and SOAWR, in collaboration with the African Union Commission, Women, Gender and Development Directorate will hold a Training of Trainers on the Multi-Sectoral Framework for Government Officials and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)

Tags: Training of Trainers, Multi-Sectoral FrameworkDownloads: PDF icon tot_en.pdf

Play for the Union campaign

Organised by the State of the Union coalition, the Play for the Union campaign brings together over 10,000 people from all regions of Africa together to discuss and reflect on the type of continental integration that would make a difference for their lives and what matters to them.

Tags: Play for the Union campaign, SOTU

Cote D’Ivoire Ratifies the AU Protocol

SOAWR congratulates the Republic of Cote D’Ivoire on its ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa.

Tags: Ratification, Cote D’IvoireDownloads: PDF icon CoteDIvoire.pdf

SOAWR participates in The Africa Unite Campaign

On the 5th March 2012, 75 men, women and youth commenced a three day trek to the top of Africa’s highest mountain – Mt. Kilimanjaro, standing at 19,341-ft above sea level.

Tags: Africa Unite Campaign, Violence against women