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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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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Safeguarding Our Gains: African Women’s Collective Action on Defining the Pathway to Achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Africa Agenda 2063 The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) convened over 190 African women’s rights organization representatives from 34 African countries in Nairobi, Kenya, for the first and biggest pan-African women’s conference since [...]
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The Pan African Women’s Development and Communications network, FEMNET, has welcomed a new Board of Directors to help steer the Pan African women’s rights organization to greater heights. FEMNET is pleased to announce that Mrs. Emma Kaliya, the newly elected Chairperson to the Board retains her position as the Chair, unopposed and celebrated by a […]

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