The Solidarity for African Womens Right's (SOAWR)
is a coalition of 63 civil society organizations
working across 32 countries

Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa

Maputo Protocol

The Protocol offers significant potential to guarantee the rights of women, but in order to come into force it needed to be ratified by at least 15 countries.

On 26 October 2005 the Protocol received its 15th ratification, meaning the Protocol entered into force on 25 November 2005.

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“The Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) Coalition is pleased to share some of our memorable moments from 2020. With the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic, organizations had to repurpose

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Legislative Advocacy Coalition on Violence Against Women (LACVAW) is a Coalition of diverse groups in civil society working on various aspects of women’s human rights, particularly, violence against women. The Coalition was formed in 2001, in response to the need to bring together and amplify the voices of NGOs across the country, particularly those that were proposing Bills at the State and National Assemblies on issues of domestic violence, harmful traditional practices and inheritance rights.

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