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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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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Young Women and the Demographic Dividend: Advocacy Brief

Several discourses on youth and the demographic dividend tend to focus on and be dominated by young men. Young women remain absent in discussions on youth development, with their voices considered peripheral and their bodies constructed as sites to be acted on through policy prescriptions developed by others for them. Yet, youth like all other […]

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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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Young women of Mozambique, within the rights to sexual and reproductive health, have declared their determination to amplify their voices on issues related to their rights. Nothing about them, they say, will be discussed and passed unless they are granted fair hearing and fair contribution to determine their health and rights. At a recent Sexual […]

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    Question; Quais são os principais direitos de saúde, reprodutivos e sexuais que afligem às mulheres jovens e adolescentes, particularmente em Moçambique? A situação de violação de direitos das mulheres jovens e adolescentes ainda é preocupante, visto que a mulher ainda continua a ser o rosto de todos malefícios da sociedade. O contexto socio- […]

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Maputo, Mozambique, 12th June 2017—–We the young women of Mozambique, coming from different organizations, working as individual activists,  united by the urgency to work collectively towards the realization of sexual and reproductive health and rights, elimination of violence against women and harmful practices such as child early and forced marriages and female genital mutilation met […]

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