The third African Union (AU) pre-summit on gender

The third African Union (AU) pre-summit on gender begun this Friday 22/01/2010 at the headquarters of the AU Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The pre-summit will have two segments.

Tags: AU Summit, Peace and Security, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

Beijing +15

Participation of African women in The 8th Africa Regional Conference on Women (Beijing +15) and The Meeting of African Union Ministers Responsible for Women Affairs and Gender
Banjul, The Gambia, November 13-21, 2009

Downloads: PDF icon Report_banjul_nov2009.pdf, PDF icon BanjulStatementNov16_en.pdf, PDF icon BanjulStatementNov16_fr.pdf

The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women

VAWnet is an online resource for advocates working to end domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violence in the lives of women and their children.
VAWnet's eNewsletter provides monthly updates on new resources available online.

Tags: Violence against women, VAWnet, Domestic Violence

African Women’s Decade 2010-2020

Read SOAWR's policy briefing 'How States can deliver on the AU Declaration for an African Women’s Decade 2010-2020' for African delegations attending the AU Ministerial Conference of Gender Ministers and the 8th African Regional Conference on Women to review 15 years of the Beijing Platform of Action, The Gambia, November 2009.

Tags: African Women’s Decade, Beijing Platform of Action, AU SummitDownloads: PDF icon soawr_womens_decade.pdf, PDF icon soawr_womens_decade_fr.pdf

Eradicating Violence and Discrimination against Women and Girls

Equality Now and Solidarity for African Women's Rights (SOAWR) Coalition convened a meeting on 'Global Efforts to Eradicate Violence and Discrimination against Women and Girls

Tags: Violence against women, Kenya, Equlity Now

SOAWR members celebrate Uganda's announcement of upcoming ratification

(SOAWR)-- SOAWR members, in a lobbying mission in Uganda, celebrate after the announcement of the upcoming ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa.

Tags: Uganda, Ratification, Akina Mama wa Afrika

SOAWR at the 13th AU Summit

Read the FEMNET Report On Participation of the SOAWR Coalition in the Pre-Summit Activities of the 13th Ordinary Summit of the African Union Assembly.

Tags: FEMNET, Reports, AU SummitDownloads: PDF icon SOAWRReportJul09AUSummit_en.pdf, PDF icon SOAWRReportJul09AUSummit_fr.pdf

SOAWR in collaboration with the AU Women, Gender and development Directorate and UNIFEM have concluded in Kigali, Rwanda a stakeholders' meeting on the implementation of the AU Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa.

Promoting a multisectoral approach to the Protocol on women’s rights

Image Caption: Litha Musyimi-Ogana, Director, Women, Gender, and Development Directorate, African Union CommissionTags: UNIFEM, AU Women, Gender and development Directorate, Rwanda, Stakeholders' MeetingDownloads: PDF icon FinalPressReleaseforProtocolMeeting-July.pdf, PDF icon Communique-Final.pdf

Report from the AWID international forum held in Cape Town, South Africa

The Solidarity for African Women's Rights (SOAWR) coalition through its members participated in the 11th AWID International Forum on Women's Rights and Development held on 14-17 November 2008 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Image Caption: Carlyn Hambuba at the SOAWR campaign cornerTags: AWID international forum, South Africa, AWID