Venez rejoindre la famille FEMNET

Poste proposé: Directrice Exécutive (Ref: FNT-ED 2018) Lieu: Nairobi, Kenya  Date limite: Le 8 mars 2018 Demande de candidature: Les candidates intéressées doivent envoyer leurs lettre d’intention et leurs curriculum vitae mis à jour incluant les noms et les adresses de 3 références professionnels (y compris le numéro de téléphone et le mail.) Les demandes […]

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The AU must escalate the fight against corruption to improve lives of women & girls in Africa

PRESS STATEMENT  For Immediate Release: 22nd January 2018   The African Union Member States must take critical steps to eradicate corruption in Africa that perpetuates gender inequality and the disempowerment of women and girls in the continent.   The African Women’s Development & Communication Network, FEMNET is urging the regional body of 55 countries to […]

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Strengthening young women’s movements across Africa

The Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy, had a candid conversation with Catherine Nyambura, Advocacy Officer at FEMNET and a bold feminist leader on her work and passion promoting gender equality and challenging the status quo. Check out the entire conversation below as interviewed by CFFP’s Jennifer Brough – and as first published on the CFFP website. […]

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FEMNET 2017 Highlights: Co-Creating Feminist Narratives beyond Shrinking Spaces

Happy Holidays from FEMNET! In 2017, just like in the last 29 years of existence, FEMNET continued to distinguish herself as a visible and credible pan-African women’s rights organization, collectively working with her over 600 members, spread out in 46 countries across the African continent and in the diaspora, to assert influence at strategic national, […]

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Women4Women: Collectively Advancing the Rights, Agency and Choices for Women in Kenya

Exactly one day before the end of this years’ 16 days of activism and on the eve of International Human Rights Day- 10th December, the Kenya Women Medical Association (KWMA), Kenya Women Judges Association (KWJA) with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) established a #Women4Women(W4W) advocacy and accountability platform to undertake strategic interventions to empower right holders and its key duty bearers […]

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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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“Retract your Statement & Resign!” – Women’s organizations tell Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Chairperson

We the undersigned women’ rights organizations and allies working towards advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment in Kenya and beyond strongly condemn the recent outrageous, regressive and disempowering utterances by the chairperson of Maendeleo Ya Wanawake (MYWO)  Rahab  Mwikali during an interview on 28/10/2017 on national station KTN Kenya that out rightly advocated for […]

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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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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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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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