Keep the Promises Made to African Women and Girls

In demanding for accountability for the implementation of women’s rights commitments, FEMNET launched a continental wide campaign dubbed #FollowTheProtocol in July 2016. Conceptualized and rolled-out by FEMNET members and partners the Campaign mobilizes African women and girls to collectively urge their leaders to walk the talk and prioritize implementation of existing commitments on gender equality and women’s rights – and specifically the Maputo Protocol – the most progressive women’s rights instruments on the continent. The innovative use of social media platforms enabled FEMNET to effectively mobilize, influence policy, engage, network, follow up and share information more fluidly with her members and the wider online constituencies

FEMNET continued to engage and influence key policy decisions and spaces both at the regional and global levels – from the African Union Summits to the 60th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60), the 14th Session of the United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD-14), Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), and 2nd High Level Meeting on the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (HLM2).

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