issue: Bodily integrity and dignity, including sexual violence, trafficking of women and medical and scientific experimentation


The Centre for the Study for Violence and Reconciliation is an African based institution with over two decades of experience working on issues of peace- building, conflict transformation, psycho-social support, research and advocacy in an effort to build peaceful societies on the African continent. CSVR has conducted work in the area of justice, accountability, truth and guarantees of Non-Recurrence (transitional justice) for the past two decades, both in South Africa and other parts of the African continent.

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SOAWR Statement on Situation of Women in Mali

SOAWR is greatly concerned over the growing humanitarian situation amidst increasing reports of human rights abuses and violations in Mali following the Coup which took place on March 22, 2012. SOAWR vehemently condemns the violence being perpetrated on innocent bystanders and urges the Government to fulfil its commitment to protect its citizens against all human rights abuses, especially women and girls. Download Statement – English Download Statement – French

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Calling on Nigeria to Take Adequate and Effective Action to Protect the Rights of the Girl Victims

The Solidarity for African Women’s Rights Coalition (SOAWR) joins the global community in condemning the abduction of over 276 Nigerian girls by Boko Haram on April 14, 2014 and Nigeria’s subsequent failure to take immediate action to ensure their safe return and continued protection. The schoolgirls were taking exams when members of Boko Haram stormed the all-girl secondary school near Chibok in Northeast Nigeria and forced the teenage schoolgirls into trucks, kidnapping and transporting them to remote camps in Northern Nigeria, including Madayi, Dogon Chuku, Meri and Kangarwa.1 Upon splitting up and dispersing the girls into several different camps, Boko

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