Feeling the Temperatures on Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights

The controversies that cloud the sexual and reproductive health and rights discussions are deeply intertwined with various perspectives. One would be the reproductive rights debate that is multi dimensional. The debate on reproductive rights has been angled from religious, moral, public health and women’s rights perspectives. As a feminist I like to gravitate towards it […]

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“We will be the safe space and voices for all young women”

#SRHRDialogues #YoungWomenSay #EndVAW #EndFGM #EndChildMarriage #WhatWomenWant At the just concluded young women stand-up be counted training on Sexual & Reproductive health & Rights in Nairobi , Young women participants from across 9 counties in Kenya established resolutions to bind their solidarity and collective  towards ending FGM and child early and Forced marriages. The Kenyan #YoungWomenSay: We […]

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Write your way to a Free One Year Membership to FEMNET! In keeping up with a tradition of building solidarity and strengthening Networks, FEMNET is providing a one-year FREE membership subscription to a respondent with the most compelling Women & Girls Rights story submitted between the months of June & July 2017. Deadline for Submissions:  […]

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What are the Gender Dimensions of IFFs?

The gendered impacts of illicit financial flows discourse has not been largely documented – especially from a feminist perspective. FEMNET considers this ground-breaking research in Africa to be the beginning of the much-needed advocacy and heightened consciousness on illicit financial flows led by women’s rights organizations. In January 2015, African Heads of State and government […]

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Young Women and the Demographic Dividend: Advocacy Brief

Several discourses on youth and the demographic dividend tend to focus on and be dominated by young men. Young women remain absent in discussions on youth development, with their voices considered peripheral and their bodies constructed as sites to be acted on through policy prescriptions developed by others for them. Yet, youth like all other […]

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For immediate Release: Nairobi – 23/6/2017 African women and girls are outraged and incensed by yesterdays utterances by Tanzania President John Magufuli that teenage mothers impregnated while still in school should not be allowed to go back to their studies for fear of influencing other school girls to also fall pregnant. “That in this 21st […]

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Young women of Mozambique, within the rights to sexual and reproductive health, have declared their determination to amplify their voices on issues related to their rights. Nothing about them, they say, will be discussed and passed unless they are granted fair hearing and fair contribution to determine their health and rights. At a recent Sexual […]

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    Question; Quais são os principais direitos de saúde, reprodutivos e sexuais que afligem às mulheres jovens e adolescentes, particularmente em Moçambique? A situação de violação de direitos das mulheres jovens e adolescentes ainda é preocupante, visto que a mulher ainda continua a ser o rosto de todos malefícios da sociedade. O contexto socio- […]

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Maputo, Mozambique, 12th June 2017—–We the young women of Mozambique, coming from different organizations, working as individual activists,  united by the urgency to work collectively towards the realization of sexual and reproductive health and rights, elimination of violence against women and harmful practices such as child early and forced marriages and female genital mutilation met […]

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