Key moments and advocacy opportunities in 2021
Reflecting on 2020!
2020 is a year that was challenging, difficult, and exhausting. We did witness the hard-won gains on gender equality, women’s rights, and guaranteed fundamental freedoms being eroded and reversed across different countries in Africa. This was largely contributed by the outbreak of the COVID- 19 pandemic in March 2020. The pandemic greatly exposed pre-existing systemic inequalities, normalized injustices, and structural discrimination. As a result, the most vulnerable and marginalized populations, whose voices have been systematically silenced and whose interests are hardly ever served, have not only been left behind but also pushed further into extreme poverty. Despite all the challenges, we at FEMNET vowed to be our sister’s keepers.