ratification, domestication and
implementation of the Maputo Protocol
The Solidarity for African Womens Right's (SOAWR)
is a coalition of over 80 civil society organisations
working across 33 countries.
Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa
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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To mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (commonly referred to as “the Maputo Protocol”), the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights Coalition (SOAWR), Equality Now and Make Every Woman Count (MEWC) have prepared this Progress Report “20 Years of the Maputo Protocol: Where Are We Now?”
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