issue: Maputo Protocol

Policy Brief & Report on Kenya’s Reservations Under Article 14 of the Maputo Protocol

With the support of SOAWR and Sida, COVAW Kenya has developed two resources regarding Kenya’s reservations under Article 14 of the Maputo Protocol on Health and Reproductive Rights: 1. Addressing Legal and Healthcare Challenges Arising from Kenya’s Reservations Under Article 14(2)(c) of the Maputo Protocol. This comprehensive policy brief addresses the impact of Kenyan government reservations under Article 14(2)(c) of the Maputo Protocol on women’s reproductive rights and access to safe abortion services. Motivated by concerns regarding alignment with domestic laws, particularly Article 26(4) of the Kenyan Constitution, these reservations have given rise to multifaceted legal and practical challenges. This

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South Sudan Ratified the Maputo Protocol – Now What?

Status of women’s and girls’ rights in South Sudan Women and girls in South Sudan face extreme challenges with limited rights to protection, participation and inclusion. As such, South Sudan is among the countries with the highest rates of Sexual and Gender Based Violence in the world. Opportunities for education and vocational training are scarce. Laws and patriarchal norms limit women’s ability to inherit land, start a business (women belong in the kitchen and at home), and lead in public affairs. And, most of the more than 4 million South Sudanese who are forcibly displaced are women and girl. In

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SOAWR 2022 Journal: 3rd Edition

In keeping with the aspirations and the character of the SOAWR Journal, this third edition provides a haven upon which the voices of millions of girls and women in Africa are amplified and where the voices of those who tirelessly fight for the cause of gender equality are raised and intensified. It is a space where we celebrate achievements, recognise struggles, and engage in thought-provoking conversations that inspire change.

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JOINT STATEMENT ON THE OCCASION OF THE “GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION FOR ACCESS TO SAFE AND LEGAL ABORTION”

 This 28 September 2023 marks the global day of action for access to safe and legal abortion.  We, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa (SRRWA) of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission); the African Union Commission’s Women, Gender and Youth Directorate (AUC WGYD), as well the undersigned Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), under the umbrella of the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) Coalition, reaffirm our unwavering commitment to the realization of women’s rights to access to safe and legal abortion.  Read the Full Statement (ENG) DÉCLARATION CONJOINTE À L’OCCASION DE LA «

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