Category: Press Releases

The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic has Ratified the Maputo Protocol!

Previous Next The African Union has announced that the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic has ratified the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol). This increases the total ratifications from 42 to 43 out of 55 AU member states. The following is the press release from the African Union, published May 4th 2022. “The Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) has ratified the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, becoming the 43rd African State to ratify the Protocol and committing to advance

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Statement by the SOAWR Coalition to the 71st Session of the ACHPR // DÉCLARATION DE LA COALITION SOAWR À LA 71E SESSION DE L’ACHPR

The SOAWR Coalition, with the support of member organisation Alliances for Africa, made a statement to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights during the convening of the Commission’s Ordinary Sessions taking place from 21 April to 13 May 2022. The statement discusses: The Need to Promote and Protect Women’s Right to be Free from Violence during Kenya’s Election Season Harmonisation of Laws Prohibiting Child Marriage Protecting the Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) of Women and Girls in Conflict Addressing Sexual Exploitation in Africa Ratification of the Maputo Protocol by the remaining 13 African Union Member States You

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Baobab Condemns Rejection of Pro-gender Justice Bills

Baobab for Women’s Human Rights condemns the rejection of Bills to enhance the lives of Nigerian Women. At the commencement of the global Women’s History Month on the first day of March 2022, just few days to the International Women’s Day, 95.9% of male lawmakers at the National Assembly made history as the most unfriendly set of lawmakers when they voted against ALL the bills aimed at ensuring gender justice through the advancement of the rights of Nigerian women as full citizens. The gender bills proposed in the amendment of the Nigerian Constitution which sought to enhance the lives of

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Accede to the Maputo Protocol


Read the petition: EN Lire la pétition: FR Ahead of the 20th Anniversary of the Maputo Protocol on 11 July 2023, the SOAWR Coalition maintains its ratification campaign for the remaining 11 Member States who are yet to ratify the women’s rights treaty: Botswana, Burundi, Central African Rep., Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Madagascar, Morocco, Niger, Somalia and Sudan. The Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) Coalition urges the remaining 11 African Union Member States to ACCEDE TO the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. For more resources on lobbying your

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