Still rising: women’s movements in a changing world

A global backlash against women’s rights is on the rise. Women’s movements have pushed long and hard for women’s rights to be enshrined in international policy frameworks, and the current global political landscape risks a serious regression on progress made. As MA Gender and Development alumni, working in, with and for women’s movements, we find our […]

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Pan-African Women’s Conference on 2030 Agenda and Africa Agenda 2063 – Summary Report

The Pan-African Women’s Conference on 2030 Agenda held in May 2017, was the very first for FEMNET members and women’s rights organizations across Africa, since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development  (SDGs) and after the AU developed its 10-year implementation plan for the Agenda 2063. The conference served to consolidate a collective voice […]

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Women’s Economic Empowerment Misunderstood

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has heightened the demand for data – including gender data – and amplified discussions around the need for a data revolution globally, including through the Africa Data Consensus. Within these frameworks, global leaders have identified the need for gender data across all areas, including women’s economic empowerment. It is […]

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Africa’s Young women claim their rightful place at the AU Summit

By Catherine Nyambura Africa’s young women have risen to the occasion and are grabbing their critical spaces at the pinnacle of the African Union. The 2017 theme of the African Union;“Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in the Youth” offers a great opportunity in sustaining the “Africa Rising” and “Agenda 2063” narratives to seize the […]

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“We will be the safe space and voices for all young women”

#SRHRDialogues #YoungWomenSay #EndVAW #EndFGM #EndChildMarriage #WhatWomenWant At the just concluded young women stand-up be counted training on Sexual & Reproductive health & Rights in Nairobi , Young women participants from across 9 counties in Kenya established resolutions to bind their solidarity and collective  towards ending FGM and child early and Forced marriages. The Kenyan #YoungWomenSay: We […]

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We know it when a man craves undeserved attention.  We can smell an inflated ego from miles away. We have been born and bred amongst the most misogynistic of men, shackled and strapped tightly around cultural and societal bondage which in reality have claimed hundreds of thousands of our sisters. We know what the journey […]

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