Africa must close the macroeconomics gender gap to achieve sustainable development

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9th October 2017   Africa’s policy makers must harness their definitive role in influencing macroeconomic policies that lead to the transformation of the lives of women and girls in Africa.  In particular, Africa must accelerate the need to exclusively and effectively engage women on macroeconomic policies as they have a […]

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Halt threats & intimidation to the Kenyan Civil Society

For Immediate Media Release: 17/08/2017   88 Regional & International Civil Society organizations from 28 countries raise collective condemnation on harassment of CSOs in Kenya. We, the undersigned civil society organizations, working to advance human rights of all people in different countries categorically condemn the recent intimidation, threats and illegal attempts by the Non-Governmental Organizations […]

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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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Press Release For immediate release “Hyena” Jail sentence is a failure to justice for women and girls in Africa 22nd Nov 2016 / Lilongwe – Malawi Women’s human rights organization alongside cultural and religious leaders from African countries currently meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi have condemned in the strongest terms the “lenient” sentence passed on a […]

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For immediate release: Salvador, Brazil, 9 September: African feminists have called on donors to “put their money where their mouth is” by funding indigenous African women’s rights organisations threatened with closure as funding priorities shift. While pledging to “get out of the box” and look into new sources of funding, including African philanthropy, a vibrant […]

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African governments  have  been warned to take note that it is  no longer business as usual and it is time they  heed the call for the process of transformative  leadership that will not create barriers for women but instead make spaces available and create a conducive environment for equal representation of women and men in […]

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In alliance with other women’s rights and civil society organizations from across Africa and globally, the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) is urging African Heads of State to prioritize efforts to curb Illicit Financial Flows (IFFS) which takes away the much needed resources to invest in crucial public services such as education, health, […]

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FEMNET alongside its regional and global members is rolling out spirited processes to enliven the United Nations 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs make an audacious promise to “leave no one behind” in ending all forms of poverty, fighting, inequalities and tackling climate change.  FEMNET promises not to leave any woman behind […]

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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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