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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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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By Nyaguthii Wangui Maina* July 10th 2015, marked an important day when feminists from around the globe converged in Addis Ababa Ethiopia to share their views, reflect and consecrate their ideas ahead of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development. With a vibrant room filled to capacity by both female and male counterparts, succinct […]

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The African Women’s Development and Communication Network, FEMNET, has called on hundreds of its members across over 40 African countries to organize and mobilize peaceful demonstrations at Nigerian Embassies around the continent on Thursday, 15th May 2014, also the International Day of the Family, to express pan-African solidarity with the abducted Nigerian school girls, their […]

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By Eyob Balcha When it comes to Africa pulling out of the ICC, I have a complicated feeling: 1) I honestly believe that the upcoming extra-ordinary meeting is intended to delay justice to the victims of the violence both in Kenya and Sudan.  African ‘leaders’ are making a historic error if they agree to withdraw […]

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I believe in an Africa that is fit for women and girls; that protects their well-being and creates a supportive environment for them to realise their aspirations. As I look at the work done by African states in pursuit of gender equality, I am convinced that the continent is either on course for another dismal […]

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By Naisola Likimani Let’s put the facts on the table. Evidence shows that abortion has been happening for centuries, way before the pro choice movement. Wherever sex exists, there will be unplanned pregnancy, because even contraception does not work 100% of the time, there is forced/unwanted/violent sex that takes away women’s choice to get pregnant […]

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FEMNET cordially invites you to A Side Event in the Margins of the 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women RURAL WOMEN SPEAK: OUR ROLE IN ERADICATING HUNGER AND POVERTY IN AFRICA Rural women leaders from Cameroon, Kenya, Mozambique and Zimbabwe share perspectives on challenges faced and successful strategies adopted in addressing […]

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