By Lindiwe Makhunga, South Africa February 23, 2011 The mutually reinforcing relationship between violence against women and HIV/Aids is one that needs to be emphasized in order for effective policy to be formulated and implemented. Attending a parallel event at the 55th CSW hosted by the Woman Won’t Wait Campaign today reminded me of the […]

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FEMNET Launches African Women’s Journal – A Publication that documents African Women’s experiences during the African Women’s Decade 2010-2020. The African Women‘s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) has officially launched the African’s Journal a signature publication of the organization that will document the experiences of African women during the African Women’s Decade (AWD) period (2010-2020). […]

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By Sheila Mulli On 14th September, 2009, the General Assembly adopted resolution 63/311 that supports the establishment of a new composite entity that will bring together the mandates and assets of DAW (Division for Advancement of Women); OSAGI (Office of the Special Advisor for Gender Issues); UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women); and INSTRAW […]

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“Equal rights, equal opportunities: Progress for all” March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day that is recognized globally and in many countries celebrated as a public holiday. Its annual commemoration brings into sharp focus the contributions of women to the development efforts in all parts of the world. Bringing the focus closer home the International Women’s day has […]

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Addis Ababa, 24th January, 2010. The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) with support from United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has launched a book titled: Freedom of Information and Women’s Rights in Africa. The book is compilation of five case studies from five African countries namely; Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa […]

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By Carlyn Hambuba Addis Ababa, 28 January 2010 – Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) Mr. Jean Ping has described the year 2009 as an important year for the AUC following important meetings that were held during that period aimed at reinforcing Peace and Security in Africa. He said concrete actions were implemented following […]

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African Feminist Participation at the 2009 World Social Dwindles  By: Carlyn Hambuba The 2009 World Social Forum was held in Belem, Brazil from 27th January to 1st February 2009. The forum was held against the backdrop of the current global economic and financial crisis. Over one hundred thousand people from civil society Organisations coming from [...]
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By Fidelite Nice Nshimiyimana     In 2007, FEMNET organised Regional Workshops on Advocacy for Reproductive and Sexual Health Rights (SRHR) in East Africa., targeting Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The aim of the workshops was to build  African Women’s capacity to act and advocate around reproductive and sexual rights on their own behalf and enabling African […]

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