FEMNET 2013 Annual Report

2013 was a landmark year for us as it marked the 25th anniversary of our founding. Over the past 25 years, FEMNET has been able to inform and mobilize its members and partners of and around key issues of concern to our core agenda of realizing gender equality and the rights and empowerment of women and girls in Africa. This has enabled and facilitated collective participation in and influence of key decisions, policies and practices from local to global levels.
FEMNET is, as ever committed to improving the economic, social and political status of women and girls as a strategic priority. While it is recognised that the African continent is going through unprecedented transformation, old prejudices against women have tended to narrow women’s ability to participate in many of the transformative developments taking place across the continent. There are cases where the very structure of democracy that should guarantee equality and freedom to all, has been used to further marginalise women. The work of FEMNET is to counter this and inform the development of appropriate policy and legislative changes to deal with discrimination against women and girls and to enable them to live lives of dignity, respect and justice.
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