Maputo Protocol on Women’s Rights

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.

Keep The Promises Made To African Women! #FollowTheProtocol

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

Report on Status of Ratification of Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa

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