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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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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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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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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    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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On Sunday 5th March, FEMNET was part of 28 regional teams of passionate young women and girls that participated in the Global Goals World Cup (GGWCUP) that was hosted at the Impala Grounds in Nairobi. This football tournament, unlike normal football matches, was aimed at advocating for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and participating […]

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Insights from Juliana Odindo on #Voices  Q1. What barriers do young women living with HIV face in accessing Contraception? Young women living with HIV don’t have many contraceptive options. This is due to the fact that they are forced to reduce the pill burden  given that some of the Anti-retrovirals interact with some of the […]

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