Tag: Africa

Launch of the Africa Gender Equality Moot Court Competition, 3rd edition

THEME: Legal dilemmas of commercial surrogacy in Africa Date: 25th July 2024 Location: Virtual via Zoom Register for the webinar Download the Concept Note A. About the organizers Equality Now Equality Now, founded in 1992, is an international women’s rights organization that works to achieve legal and systemic change that addresses violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world, with a focus on ending sexual violence, harmful practices, sexual exploitation, and achieving legal equality. Combining grassroots activism with international, regional, and national legal advocacy, Equality Now’s approach links high-level policy advocacy and global activism with support and legal

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Botswana has Ratified the Maputo Protocol!

1st December, 2023 The Republic of Botswana has ratified the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (better known as the Maputo Protocol). The SOAWR Coalition congratulates the Government of Botswana on this momentous achievement in the year of the 20th Anniversary of the Maputo Protocol. Botswana deposited the instrument of ratification to the African Union Commission on the 1st of December, 2023. Until now, Botswana had previously been one of just three African Union Member States who had neither signed or ratified the African women’s rights treaty, alongside Egypt

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A Memoir: Celebrating 20 Years of the Maputo Protocol

In commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol), SOAWR Member Equality Now took on a special initiative to gather statements from presidents, prime ministers, and ministers of the first countries that ratified the Protocol. In instances where the heads of state/government were unavailable, statements were collected from the relevant gender ministers. The intent was to celebrate the milestone achieved through the implementation of the Maputo Protocol by engaging these high-ranking officials and further discussing their plans for commemorating its adoption and

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