We share with you FEMNET’s May 2015 E-bulletin and begin with words from a song by the group ‘Sweet Honey in The Rock’ as shared by one of our members; Susan Nkomo, in paying tribute to Matrine Chuulu (Zambia) our member who passed last month. As we reflect on these powerful words, we invite you […]

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‘If you’ve come here to help me, you’re wasting your time. But if you have come here because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.’ -Lilla Watson, Australian Aboriginal Elder This month, we received the sad news of the passing on of one of our members – Matrine Bbuku Chuulu, former […]

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The 59th Session of the annual UN Commission on the Status of women (CSW) took place from 9th – 20th March 2015. FEMNET and our members engaged and participated in this international space, though together with several women’s rights and feminist organizations, we were utterly disappointed that as the world commemorated 20 years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for […]

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In this issue, we commmemorate International Day for the Eradication of FGM; we provide a list of exciting events hosted by our members and partners during the 59th session of CSW; we also share valuable opportunities, news and resources including the latest edition of the African Women’s Journal, ‘African Women in Power/Politics’ which is hot off […]

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From the FEMNET Secretariat, we wish you all a happy and prosperous 2015 – may we be partakers and givers of peace, love and unity, in all we do! We look forward to an exciting and busy year ahead as we endeavour to realise our vision for ‘An African society where gender equality is achieved […]

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We appreciate your continued support and solidarity in living-out our vision of “An African society where gender equality is achieved and women and girls enjoy all their rights and live in dignity. Since it’s a journey we cannot claim to have ‘reached’, but we are convinced that the choices we have being making every day continues to […]

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We are almost coming to the end of 2014 and in this 11th Issue of the E-bulletin, we profile Kerubo Abuya, one of our dynamic and active members in Kenya who has been leading the organizing of the campaign for #Justice4Osebe, a four year old who was kidnapped, raped and subsequently died of acute heart failure in Kisii, Kenya. Please take a […]

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In this months e-bulletin, we feature two of our members and their work; TAMWA‘s engagement in the constitution reform process in Tanzania and FOWODE‘s campaign against kerosene tax in Uganda. Briefs from the Secretariat include co-organizing of a solidarity vigil to amplify calls to #BringBackOurGirls – over six months after their abduction, engagement with the […]

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In this issue of the September 2014 E-bulletin, we begin our Members Corner segment with our member based in Ethiopia – Center for African Women Economic Empowerment (CAWEE). They recently led a team of Ethiopian women fashion entrepreneurs to participate and display their unique collections in the empowering women through fashion in New York. View photos here. As aptly pointed out by UN […]

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Our August E-Bulletin starts with an inspiring quote by Graça Machel, a Renowned Global Leader and Elder​,“There’s not anything you achieve as individuals; you achieve within a context of building on strengths of other people around you”. As FEMNET we have continued to build on the strength of our members, partners, friends and colleagues in […]

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