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.

This edition is therefore as uplifting as the preceding editions, raising the bar on the inspiring work that our members accomplished in 2022 to take the women’s rights cause to the next frontier. It highlights the impact that their work has on their communities and countries, illustrating why the tempo of the women’s rights movement must be maintained and then advanced. Girls and women in Africa continue to face numerous challenges, injustices, and systemic barriers, but they have also exhibited extraordinary resilience, strength, and determination in the face of adversity.” 

Faiza Mohamed,
Equality Now/ SOAWR Secretariat


20 Years of the Maputo Protocol: Where are we now?

To mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (commonly referred to as “the Maputo Protocol”), the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights Coalition (SOAWR), Equality Now and Make Every Woman Count (MEWC) have prepared this Progress Report “20 Years of the Maputo Protocol: Where Are We Now?”

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