In #AfWOT we shall not be silenced on the plight of women & girls across Africa

There was a heart-breaking report in The Guardian newspaper last November.   The report is one of those crucial voices that ensure that the conscious of the world does not forget the plight of women and girls in conflict – especially in Africa. You can read it here: “They killed my children and raped me. Sexual […]

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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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Civil Society Joint Declaration on Responding to the Attacks on the Independence of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) in Banjul, the Gambia

National, regional & global Civil Society Organizations endorse statement calling for the protection of the ACHPR (The Banjul Commission). We civil society organisations and National Human Rights Institutions working on all aspects of human and peoples’rights in Africa having met in Banjul, The Gambia under the theme “Defend the ACHPR” on the 23rd of October […]

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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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CSOs Key Recommendations on the Population and Development Agenda in Africa – AADPD+5

Africa CSOs Outcome Statement following the Pre-Conference for the Fifth Regional Review of the Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development (AADPD+5), held in Accra, Ghana, from 30th September to 1st October 2018 Preamble We, civil society representatives in our diversity from across the African continent, welcome the 5th year review of the Addis Ababa […]

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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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“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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