AU Summit Side Event: Priorities of African Girls and Women in the Post 2015 Framework

SOAWR Coalition partners including African Women's Development and Communication Network( FEMNET), Akina Mama wa Afrika, Equality Now, IPAS-Africa Alliance in collaboration with women's rights organizations across the continent convened a side event on the margins of the 22nd AU Heads of State Summit to discuss the priorities of African girls and women in the post 2015 framework.

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Report on the Participation of the SOAWR Coalition in the AU Summit

Report on the Participation of the SOAWR Coalition in the Activities of the 25th Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee, 22nd Ordinary Session of the Executive Council, and 20th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union
Theme: Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance
Venue: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 21st-28th January 2013
Written by: Oxfam and Alliances for Africa

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

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

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African Leaders must translate shared values on gender equality into action

As the African Heads of State and Government meet during the 16th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union, under the theme-“Towards Greater Unity and Integration through Shared Values, the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) Coalition congratulates the African Union for elaborating a comprehensive framework on gender equality and women’s empowerment as a shared value.

Tags: AU Summit, Gender EqualityDownloads: PDF icon soawrpressreleaseJan2011.pdf

African women making a difference on peace and security

African women are on the move in an extraordinary way, and are determined to make their voices heard and their influence count – particularly on issues of peace and security.

Tags: Peace and Security, Gender Mainstreaming, AU Summit, Gender is my Agenda Campaign (GIMAC), Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa (SDGEA)

FEMNET launches book on FOI and women’s rights,Books

The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), a pan-African network working to promote women's human rights in Africa launched, on 24/10/2010, a book on the freedom of information (FOI) and women’s rights in Africa at the third and final day of the African Union (AU) pre-summit on gender in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Strategies for 2010- AU Year for Peace

Greater women empowerment, training on gender issues, reform of legal systems and a sanction imposition are some of the strategies the Africa Union (AU) should adopt in 2010: the Year for Peace, according to gender experts meeting ahead of the AU summit.

Tags: AU Year for Peace, 2010, Women Empowerment, Peace and Security, UNSCR 1325 action plan

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)

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.

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