Category: Press Releases

Maputo Protocol 20 for 20 Solidarity Awards Announced, Voting Open

The 20 for 20 Solidarity Awards recognise those who have steered the arduous complexities of gender inequality in Africa in the hope that this will inspire others to make a difference. NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25, 2023/APO Group/ — The Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) ( Coalition has launched the 20 for 20 Solidarity Awards to commemorate Africa Day and the 20th Anniversary of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (the Maputo Protocol). Read the full Press Release here. Submit a nomination (available in French, Arabic and English) here Les

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BAOBAB’s Press Release on the 2023 Nigerian Election

Nigerian SOAWR Member, BAOBAB for Women’s Human Rights, has published a press statement for immediate release on the upcoming February 25 2023 general and presidential elections. Download the Press Release Share: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn WhatsApp Nigerian General and Presidential Election Countdown:

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SOAWR Conducts Maputo Protocol Ratification Missions to Egypt and Morocco

In October and November 2022, the Solidarity for African Women Rights Coalition (SOAWR) in partnership with various actors including the African Union Commission’s Women, Gender and Youth Directorate (AUC-WGYD) conducted ratification missions in Egypt and Morocco to advocate for the adoption of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (the “Maputo Protocol”). The two countries are among 12 in Africa that have not acceded the women’s rights treaty. Thanks also to our Egyptian and Moroccan member organisations for their support and engagement in these missions.  Read more about the

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