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Eradicating Violence and Discrimination against Women and Girls

Equality Now and Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) Coalition convened a meeting on ‘Global Efforts to Eradicate Violence and Discrimination against Women and Girls: A Discussion on Approaches to Combat Sex Trafficking, legally Upholding the Rights of Adolescent Girls and Domesticate the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa’ in Nairobi, Kenya from 10 to 11 September 2009.

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SOAWR Members Celebrate Uganda’s Announcement of Upcoming Ratification

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. Here are the words of one of the them : “Folks, We are in Kampala lobbying the government to ratify the Protocol, in support of efforts by Akina Mama wa Afrika and the local coalition on African Women’s Rights. We had very good meeting this morning with three ministries (Justice, Gender and Foreign Affairs) facilitated by the National APRM Council, which last urged the government

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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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