Co-Creating Feminist Narratives beyond Shrinking Spaces

Throughout 2017, FEMNET staff and members engaged in various advocacy processes to ensure that gender equality and women’s rights issues remain high on the policy makers’ agendas. FEMNET’s role of mobilizing and creating platforms for collective actions and movement building continued to contribute to our core mandate of ensuring women remain actively engaged as powerful […]

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Policy Brief: Fight Corruption, Finance Gender Equality

The African Union (AU) has declared 2018 as the African Anti-Corruption Year, with the theme “Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation.” Transparency International’s Global Corruption Perceptions Index has continued to illustrate that no region in the world is immune to corruption and that the degrees of difference are informed by […]

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#AfricaDay2018  – The Women Africa must never forget!

  #AfricaRemembersYou On #AfricaDay2018, we celebrate these phenomenal African women leaders for their immense contribution towards Africa’s liberation and development #WomenPowerAfrica Agathe Uwiligiyamana (Rwanda) Gisèle Rabesahala (Madagascar)  Nzinga Mbandi  (Angola)  Women Soldiers of Dahomey (Benin)  Leymah Gbowee (Liberia)  Therese Sita Bella (Cameroom) Freedom Nyamubaya (Zimbabwe) Mary Wambui Otieno (Kenya) Funmilayo Ransome Kuti (Nigeria) Click to […]

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STOP Violence at Work. Fullstop.

“The culture of silence that surrounds sexual harassment in flower farms is unacceptable. Most women workers think it’s normal to be treated as sexual objects. Fellow men workers do not rise up and speak out when a woman is sexually harassed in public because it’s the acceptable norm” This was the assertion of a participant […]

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FEMNET’s #CSW62 ReelFeel

FEMNET shares the #CSW62 ReelFeel of the 62nd Session of the UN Commission n the Status of Women (CSW62) held in New York from 12th – 23rd March 2018 – and whose priority theme focused on “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls”. The CSW62 Agreed Conclusions are […]

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African Women’s Advocacy Position & Policy Recommendations to CSW62

In a bid to strengthen African women’s participation and contribution to the 62nd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), FEMNET and NGO CSW/Africa present the African Women’s Advocacy Position & Policy Recommendations to CSW62 – with key messages to be used to lobby governments prior to and during the CSW62. The […]

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Report: Pre-CSW62 Africa Regional Strategy Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From February 19th to 20th 2018, over 70 representatives from women’s rights organizations, activists, and advocates from across 20 African countries came together in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to co-create the African common position, including policy recommendations and key messages, for the Commission on the Status of Women convening (CSW62) to be held on 12-23 March […]

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AU CSW62 Africa Ministerial Outcome Document

FEMNET has been intentional and strategic in creating linkages between national, regional and global advocacy efforts on African women and girls engagement at the 62nd Session of the UN Commission n the Status of Women (CSW62) to be held in New York from 12th – 23rd March 2018 – and whose priority theme is “Challenges […]

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The Road Towards 2030: How African Women Can Participate in and Influence the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development

FEMNET continues to mobilize and provide leadership for African women to monitor, follow up and advocate for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development (SDGs). Following the Pan-African Women’s Convening on 2030 Agenda held in May 2017, the idea of a Roadmap towards 2030 was conceived by over 190 women’s rights advocates and […]

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African Women’s CSW62 Advocacy Position & Policy Recommendations

 African Women’s CSW62 Advocacy Position & Policy Recommendations on the CSW62 Priority Theme: “Challenges and Opportunities in Achieving Gender Equality and Empowerment of Rural Women and Girls” and Review Theme: “Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the […]

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