8th July 2016 For Immediate Release   African Governments must fulfill their obligations to African women, FEMNET declares Nairobi – 8th July 2016 – Regional African women Networks want Africa Union Heads of states to make firm and substantive commitments to ratify the Maputo Protocol and fast-track existing policies for the total emancipation and liberation […]

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THE AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS Press Release 18.01.2016 at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: LAUNCH OF THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE DECRIMINALIZATION OF ABORTION IN AFRICA: WOMEN AND GIRLS IN AFRICA ARE COUNTING ON US TO SAVE THEIR LIVES! The African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) through the mechanism of the Special Rapporteur […]

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African leaders have endorsed human rights in national, regional, continental and international instruments. However, the effective implementation of key AU human rights instruments, including the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, by the majority of member states is still lagging behind the agreed targets. Upholding of human and women’s rights remains a responsibility of […]

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African leaders have endorsed human rights in national, regional, continental and international instruments. However, the effective implementation of key AU human rights instruments, including the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, by the majority of member states is still lagging behind the agreed targets. Upholding of human and women’s rights remains a responsibility of […]

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As I packed my bags to begin a journey that would take me several thousand miles from my hometown in Nairobi to Casablanca, I shuddered at the thought that at the very same moment, a girl not much younger than me would begin a similar journey – an arranged marriage. The marriage would be most […]

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The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (better known as the Maputo Protocol) is one of the world’s most comprehensive women’s human rights instruments, with progressive provisions aimed at addressing the current realities of girls and women across the African continent including addressing harmful […]

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