The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the rights of Women in Africa commonly referred to as The Maputo Protocol was adopted in Mozambique on July 11, 2003. It went into effect in November 2005 after 15 of the 53 African Union Member States Ratified it.
The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (better known as the Maputo Protocol) is one of the world’s most comprehensive women’s human rights instruments, with progressive provisions aimed at addressing the current realities of girls and women across the African continent including addressing harmfulContinue reading Implement #MaputoProtocol NOW!
As SOAWR, the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights Coalition celebrates 10 years of its existence and its efforts to continuously breathe life into the Maputo Protocol, one of the most progressive instruments on women’s rights globally, we caught up with one of the founders; Faiza Mohamed, Nairobi Director of Equality Now, where the Secretariat ofContinue reading Faiza on SOAWR & the #MaputoProtocol
In 2003, African governments adopted the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, also known as The Maputo Protocol. Heads of states agreed to use The Maputo Protocol as the blue print for the total emancipation, respect and protection of women in Africa. While someContinue reading Keep The Promises Made To African Women! #FollowTheProtocol
A study was conducted by SOAWR (Solidarity for African Women’s Rights Coalition) across the 22 African member states who have not ratified the AU Protocol on the Rights of Women, two of whom ratified within the scope of this study (Guinea and Congo-Brazzaville), and another two who ratified post study (Swaziland and Cameroon) with emphasisContinue reading Report on Status of Ratification of Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa