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.

Click here to Read/Download the January 2021 e-bulletin

This E-Bulletin has been produced with the financial support of FEMNET’s development partners including the Embassy of Sweden in Lusaka, Zambia and the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of FEMNET and do not necessarily reflect the views of our development partners’.
           
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