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SOAWR Members conduct training on State Reporting on the Maputo Protocol in Tunisia

From the 15th – 17th of June 2023, SOAWR Members Kadirat and the Centre for Human Rights (CHR) – University of Pretoria conducted a training workshop with Tunisian Government ministers and stakeholders on State Reporting on The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (the Maputo Protocol). Samia Melki Fessi, the founder of Kadirat, stated that “what made this great partnership with CHR a reality is the SOAWR network.”

The training was reported on by the Tunisian publication Leaders (available in French and Arabic), concluding:

“Combining theoretical learning with the practical aspect, this workshop was an opportunity to discuss the obligations incumbent on the Tunisian State, by virtue of the ratification of the treaties in question. It was also an opportunity to gather the necessary material for the drafting of the pending reports that Tunisia should submit to the Banjul Commission.

The representatives of the competent authorities present during this workshop, an essential target of this workshop, were able to benefit from the expertise of all the participants, with a view to starting the drafting work. Promises have been made to move on to the next steps.”

The SOAWR Coalition eagerly awaits the Tunisian Government’s Initial State Report and commends Kadirat and CHR for their roles as dedicated capacity strengtheners for African women’s rights.

Find out more about State Reporting here.