November 20, 2014 For Immediate Release “They are stripping us, raping us, killing us and it must stop NOW!” Women and men from countries across Africa attending the 9th Africa Regional Conference on Women Beijing +20 Review in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia vehemently condemn the continuous and unacceptable acts of abuse, violence and discrimination towards girls […]

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Press Release November 17, 2014 For Immediate Release Women’s rights organizations meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 14-16 November have called on African governments to re-dedicate themselves to upholding national, regional and international laws and policies that advance women’s rights and gender equality on universal human rights standards already agreed upon and protect them from […]

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June 25th, 2014 Kampala, Uganda  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 […]

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Today, May 15 is a global day of action to amplify calls to #BringBackOurGirls. It has been more than four weeks since heavily armed attackers stormed the Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria and abducted over 300 girls with additional girls abducted thereafter.  Latest reports indicate that the schoolgirls are now being used to negotiate the exchange […]

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Monday, 12 May 2014 17:38 The African Women’s Development and Communication Network, FEMNET, has called on hundreds of its members across over 40 African countries to organize and mobilize peaceful demonstrations at Nigerian Embassies around the continent on Thursday, 15th May 2014, also the International Day of the Family, to express pan-African solidarity with the […]

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Friday, 09 May 2014 18:24 We the members of the FEMNET Board, Secretariat as well as Members comprising of women’s rights activists and organizations from over 42 countries in Africa as well as from the Diaspora condemn in the strongest possible terms the abduction, proposed sale of young girls and the sluggish response of the […]

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Press Release April 24, 2014 For Immediate Release African Women Convene to Deliberate and Strategize on Political Leadership African women from 15 countries across the continent gathered in Nairobi, Kenya from April 23rd to the 24th to deliberate and strategize on women’s political leadership in Africa. Convened by FEMNET (African Women’s Development and Communication Network) […]

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The 47th session of the Commission on Population and Development ended early Saturday morning with a call from governments to promote gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as key priorities for sustainable development. The Commission urged world leaders to integrate these rights into the new development framework that will replace the […]

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The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) joins the world in congratulating Her Excellency Catherine Samba-Panza on her appointment as the First female President in Central African Republic and the third in Africa. As a pan-African Network of women’s organizations in Africa, we do receive this news with great joy and wish her success […]

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