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The Maputo Protocol is a ground-breaking women’s rights legal instrument that expands and reinforces the rights provided in other human rights instruments.

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Equality Now, an international human rights organization dedicated to ending violence and discrimination against women and girls globally is looking for a Program Officer with experience in human rights work focusing on using international human rights instruments to protect the rights of women and girls.

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Report on the participation of the SOAWR Coalition in the activities of the 17th session of the Executive Counciland 17th Ordinary Session of the Assemby of the African Union in Malabo,  Equatorial Guinea.

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The Solidarity for African Women’s Rights coalition (SOAWR), a coalition of 44 organizations based in 21 African countries, congratulates the Republic of Equatorial Guinea on its deposit of its instrument of ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (the Protocol).

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The Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa: Reflecting back on 2010, looking to 2011 in Nigeria
Interview with Saudatu Mahdi, Programme Coordinator, Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternatives, Nigeria

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The Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa: Reflecting back on 2010, looking to 2011 in Tanzania
Interview with Anna Henga, Programme Coordinator, Tanzanian Legal and Human Rights Centre

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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.

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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.

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A father asks his daughter:

Study? Why should you study?

I have sons aplenty who can study

Girl, why should you study?

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