Abortion is a human right not a crime!

By Dinah Musindarwezo, Executive Director of FEMNET– African Women’s Development and Communication Network Contrary to popular belief Abortion is not illegal in Africa; it is either restricted or protected by the law. There isn’t a single country in Africa that denies abortion completely.  In progressive jurisdictions including Mozambique, Tunisia, South Africa and Cape Verde abortion […]

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Feeling the Temperatures on Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights

The controversies that cloud the sexual and reproductive health and rights discussions are deeply intertwined with various perspectives. One would be the reproductive rights debate that is multi dimensional. The debate on reproductive rights has been angled from religious, moral, public health and women’s rights perspectives. As a feminist I like to gravitate towards it […]

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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (also known as the SDGs) unanimously adopted in September 2015 by the 193 Member States of the United Nations ushered in a new era of hope in achieving the sustainable Future We Want for ALL. One that Leaves No One Behind! Goal number 5 of the 17 Goals promises […]

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The National CSOs training on SRHR and SDGs was a highly packed interactive event with a dynamic mix of stakeholders. The goal of the training, organized by FEMNET in partnership with International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) and Civicus World Alliance for Citizen Participation, was to ‘enhance the capacity of women’s rights advocates to be able […]

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This Briefing Pack has been prepared by FEMNET with support from Hivos Southern Africa and the Ford Foundation. It aims to provide information that can support key players in the Africa region to work with the the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development framework, by relating it directly to the plethora of sexual and reproductive 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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5 Young African Feminists Reflect on what it would take to End AIDS:- #WhatWomenWant campaign is a collaborative effort launched by the ATHENA network. The Campaign aims to engage activists and advocates in women’s civil society & feminist organizations to contribute towards renewed leadership and drive momentum toward realizing the vision, priorities and rights of […]

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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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Join and support our sisters in Sierra Leone at this critical time by Signing-On this Online Petition. The parliament of Sierra Leone passed the Safe Abortion Bill sometime in December 2015 and it was forwarded to the President for signature but he declined to sign it. Arise and stand in solidarity for women’s human rights by signing […]

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Join and support our sisters in Sierra Leone at this critical time by Signing-On this Online Petition. The parliament of Sierra Leone passed the Safe Abortion Bill sometime in December 2015 and it was forwarded to the President for signature but he declined to sign it. Arise and stand in solidarity for women’s human rights by signing […]

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