Infuse a specific focus on the gendered dynamics of Micro and Macroeconomic Policies for Africa

An open letter to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Development – Mr. Saad Alfarargi African women congratulate you on your new appointment as the UN Special Rapportuer on the Rights to Development. The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) convened over 30 African women’s rights organization representatives from 11 Eastern and […]

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FEMNET joins over 100 Organizations Calling for Meaningful Solutions on Inequality

FEMNET, together with a group of over 100 civil society organizations are demanding the IMF and World Bank stop fuelling the global inequality crisis. “We work for changes that are fundamental to achieving the just, equal and sustainable world we all desire. We are united in believing that all of our struggles are both worsened […]

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Sign-On this Statement by African Civil Society Calling on Governments at UNCTAD 14 to Reclaim and Uphold Africa’s Structural Economic Transformation Governments at the 14th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14) must rise up to the fundamental challenge of equitable development in and for Africa within the global order. […]

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Listen to Dinah Musindarwezo, Executive Director of the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) talking with IWHC‘s Jessie Clyde about the critical role the women’s movement in Africa played in mobilizing and contributing to the formation of the Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the 2030 Agenda. “women’s rights organizations felt it was critical […]

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FEMNET Head of Communications Nebila Abdulmelik caught up with Samantha Spooner of the Mail & Guardian to share her thoughts on Illicit Financial Flows and the linkages with women’s rights work: 1. How do gender issues fit into illicit financial flows? ​Illicit financial flows further social, gender, spatial inequities and inequalities. Many of the factors that exacerbate IFFs, such as […]

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This free web-based course by Gender Hub provides participants with a general grounding in the current concepts of governance from a gender perspective, and offers some examples and resources for applying these within key governance institutions, with a focus on governments, and in particular Nigeria. The course has been designed for a broad range of […]

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15 October 2014 On this International Day of Rural Women we, the undersigned organisations, call on African governments to end discrimination against rural women in Africa, especially in their access to traditional leadership roles and inheritance rights. Currently, a number of countries in Africa deny daughters the ability to become chiefs solely on the basis […]

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June 25th, 2014 We representatives of women’s rights, faith and community-based, civil society organizations, media and government from over 14 countries across the continent convened to deliberate on ‘Strengthening African Women’s Voices in the Post-2015 Processes’and the Africa We Want and Need. We recognize that the Common African Position (CAP) has strong commitments to ensure that “No person – regardless […]

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Up to now, the survey results reveal that the top priorities for voters to improve their lives are a good education, better healthcare, better job opportunities and an honest and responsive government. This strengthens the validity of the current Millennium Development Goals and places new issues on the global agenda. MY World has massive support […]

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