The SOAWR Coalition is pleased to introduce our 8 new SOAWR Members! We are now a Coalition of 71 members working across 33 different African member states. To find out more about each of the organisations and their work to advance African women’s rights and the Maputo Protocol, see their member profiles: The National Association for the Defense of Rights and Freedoms (NADRF) The Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue (FDHRD) MPower! Islamic Development and Relief Agency (IDRA) Well Being Africa (WBA) Y-Peer Petri Sources of Peace Organization (SPO) La Journal Féministe Algérien (JFA) (The Algerian Feminist Journal) If
On the 14th of June 2022, SOAWR member, CREAW Kenya, were awarded the GIMAC (Gender is my Agenda Campaign) 2022 African Gender Award in the Civil Society category. The Award recognises their commitment to gender mainstreaming and commitment to achieve gender equality and equity. They accepted the award in the Nairobi ceremony, alongside President Uhuru Kenyatta who received the African Gender Award 2022 for championing gender equality and development in the country. The award was presented to the president by Ms Benita Diop, the African Union Commission Special Envoy on women, peace and security. The award is anchored on three
Read the Report & its Key Findings 2020 marked the end of the African Women’s Decade 2010–2020, adopted on 15 October 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya, under the theme “Grassroots Approach to Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.” The launch of the Decade represented a testimony to the African Union’s commitment to the advancement of the gender equality agenda and women’s rights across the continent. Its end has coincided with the celebration of the 20th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action. Make Every Woman Count (MEWC), one of
Download the Call to Action and Accountability (ENG) Télécharger A l’action et à la redevabilité (FR) Download SOAWR’s Press Statement – 30th November 2023 Télécharger Télécharger le communiqué de presse
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
Dissemination of the findings of the Study on Review of Discriminatory Laws related to Violence against Women in Africa
Join us for a time of insightful sharing and discussion of the findings of selected African countries’ reports on review of discriminatory laws relating to violence against women in Africa.
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