AU Summit

SOAWR Coalition partners including African Women's Development and Communication Network( FEMNET), Akina Mama wa Afrika, Equality Now, IPAS-Africa Alliance in collaboration with women's rights organizations across the continent convened a side event on the margins of the 22nd AU Heads of State Summit to discuss the priorities of African girls and women in the post 2015 framework.

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Report on the Participation of the SOAWR Coalition in the Activities of the 25th Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee, 22nd Ordinary Session of the Executive Council, and 20th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union
Theme: Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance
Venue: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 21st-28th January 2013
Written by: Oxfam and Alliances for Africa

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“Boosting Intra-African Trade”
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 2012

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Optimising the Potential of the AU Protocol on Women’s Rights
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 18-20, 2012

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Report on the participation of the SOAWR Coalition in the activities of the 17th session of the Executive Counciland 17th Ordinary Session of the Assemby of the African Union in Malabo,  Equatorial Guinea.

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As the African Heads of State and Government meet during the 16th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union, under the theme-“Towards Greater Unity and Integration through Shared Values, the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) Coalition congratulates the African Union for elaborating a comprehensive framework on gender equality and women’s empowerment as a shared value.

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African women are on the move in an extraordinary way, and are determined to make their voices heard and their influence count – particularly on issues of peace and security.

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The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), a pan-African network working to promote women's human rights in Africa launched, on 24/10/2010, a book on the freedom of information (FOI) and women’s rights in Africa at the third and final day of the African Union (AU) pre-summit on gender in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Report findings from 18 African countries out of the 53, indicate that only 34 per cent of the member states have honoured the commitment of subsequent reporting on progress made in implementing the Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa (SDGEA) as required under article12.

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