Key Regional & Global Advocacy Platforms to Follow/Engage with in March 2019

In March 2019, here  are some key advocacy platforms at regional and global levels that we invite you to follow/ engage with so as to ensure African women’s and girls priorities contribute and influence the outcomes.   11th – 22nd March 2019 63rd UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) UN Headquarters, New York […]

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FEMNET 2018 Highlights

Dear Members, Partners & Friends, Happy & Spectacular 2019! I’m excited and truly grateful for your unwavering support and commitment to collectively realize FEMNET’s vision to achieve gender equality and ensure African women and girls enjoy all their rights and live in dignity. Since June 2018 when I took on the mantle of leading this […]

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“African leaders MUST prioritize ending child, early and forced marriages in our generation”, young women urge leaders at the 2nd African Girls Summit

Represented by members from Liberia, Guinea Conakry, Cameroon, Tanzania, Ghana, Kenya and  Mozambique, FEMNET joined policymakers, activists and feminists for the 2nd African Girls Summit in Accra, Ghana for the Youth Pre-summit and the main summit. In the efforts to end child, early and forced marriages (CEFM), FEMNET along with her members continue to emphasize […]

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“Don’t let go yet! We have more work to do” says Memory Kachambwa

FEMNET has recently appointed Memory Kachambwa as the organization’s Executive Director effective from June 2018. Read Memory’s debut public address to the FEMNET’s membership, partners and critical stakeholders, as she shares her vision in this new and important role.Memory’s clarion call “Stay on! Don’t let go of the struggle! Let’s hold tighter together, lets stand […]

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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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“Get serious about fighting corruption” FEMNET tells the African Union

PRESS RELEASE:   For immediate release/ 22nd  June 2018  Nouakchott- Mauritania, 22nd  June 2018 – If Africa was serious and committed to ending corruption then gender equality, women and girls’ empowerment would be significantly enhanced with meaningful impact. The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), in a poignant address to the Africa Union Summit currently […]

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Women’s Aspirations & Priorities within the post-Cotonou Negotiations

The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries are brought together by historical colonial ties to the European Union (EU) and the Georgetown Agreement. The ACP countries have had longstanding relations with European Union through the Yaounde Declaration, and its successors- Lome Conventions I to IV and the Cotonou Partnership Agreement (CPA). The CPA is based […]

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Reflecting on the CSW62 Agreed Conclusions: Tracing African feminists footprints prior to and during #CSW62

The annual UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) remains the largest normative global space dedicated towards advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment. Effective participation at CSW always calls for intensive engagement, airtight advocacy strategies and well thought-out synergies. For FEMNET, we recognize that global advocacy is often impacted and should be linked to […]

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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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