During its 52nd Session in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission) adopted a general comment on article 14(1)(d) and (e) of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (African Women’s Protocol, also known as the Maputo Protocol) which provides for women’s human rights in the context of the HIV pandemic.

It is the first time the African Commission has adopted a general comment, which is an interpretive text to clarify the normative content of human rights provisions and the nature and scope of state obligations. General comments have been elaborated in many instances in the UN human rights treaty body system.

Convened by Oxfam, UN Women and Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) Coalition in collaboration with the African Union Commission Women, Gender and Development Directorate on 23 - 27 April 2012 in Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.

Planning Meeting on 2011 Priorities on Women Peace and Security and the 2nd African Union's Peace and Security Council Open Session on Women Children and Conflict in Africa

Windhoek, Namibia, 17-20 April 2011
At the invitation of the AU Department of Social Affairs, FEMNET attended the CAMH5 Experts Meeting in Windhoek, Namibia.
The theme of the conference was “The impact of climate change on health and development in Africa,” however the bulk of the experts meeting focused on the five-year review of scaling up towards Universal Access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support (part of
the Abuja Call of 2006), the tenth anniversary of the Abuja Declaration on healthcare financing, and maternal and child health issues including implementation of the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA).


All East African member states are committed, via their espousal of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, Education for All (EFA) and the Millennium Development Goals, to promote the wellbeing and development of the girl child. This policy brief examines the status of the girl child in East Africa, the progress made in protecting their rights, challenges facing girls and their causes and makes recommendations for accelerating progress.

La Commission de l’Union africaine a tenu une réunion d’Experts en matière de santé maternelle et infantile en Afrique du 19 au 21 avril  2010 à Addis Abéba en Éthiopie. Le thème de la réunion était “: Réaliser les OMD par l’accélération de la réduction de la mortalité maternelle, néonatale et infantile en Afrique.”


Communiqué de la Consultation des experts de la société civile en matière de la santé maternelle et infantile et la santé sexuelle et de procréation en Afrique du 17 au 18 avril 2010 a Addis Abeba , Ethiopie.

Communiqué of the Civil Society Experts Consultation on Maternal, Child and Infant Health and Sexual and Reproductive Health in Africa,
April 17-18, 2010, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Read the Report on the Participation of SOAWR Coalition in the Activities of the 14th Ordinary Summit of the African Union Assembly, Addis Ababa, January 2010.