Women’s Economic Empowerment Misunderstood

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has heightened the demand for data – including gender data – and amplified discussions around the need for a data revolution globally, including through the Africa Data Consensus. Within these frameworks, global leaders have identified the need for gender data across all areas, including women’s economic empowerment. It is […]

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Factsheet: What are the Gender Dimensions of IFFs?

  Did you know:- => US$ 2.8Blost annually in the East African region from tax exemptions and incentives. => 66% of identified victims of trafficking in Uganda in 2015 according to a report by IGAD and IOM were women and girls. => According to WHO&UNICEF, women in 25 Sub-Saharan countries collectively spent 16 million hours […]

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FEMNET joins over 100 Organizations Calling for Meaningful Solutions on Inequality

FEMNET, together with a group of over 100 civil society organizations are demanding the IMF and World Bank stop fuelling the global inequality crisis. “We work for changes that are fundamental to achieving the just, equal and sustainable world we all desire. We are united in believing that all of our struggles are both worsened […]

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Africa must close the macroeconomics gender gap to achieve sustainable development

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9th October 2017   Africa’s policy makers must harness their definitive role in influencing macroeconomic policies that lead to the transformation of the lives of women and girls in Africa.  In particular, Africa must accelerate the need to exclusively and effectively engage women on macroeconomic policies as they have a […]

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Abortion is a human right not a crime!

By Dinah Musindarwezo, Executive Director of FEMNET– African Women’s Development and Communication Network Contrary to popular belief Abortion is not illegal in Africa; it is either restricted or protected by the law. There isn’t a single country in Africa that denies abortion completely.  In progressive jurisdictions including Mozambique, Tunisia, South Africa and Cape Verde abortion […]

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Africa’s Young women claim their rightful place at the AU Summit

By Catherine Nyambura Africa’s young women have risen to the occasion and are grabbing their critical spaces at the pinnacle of the African Union. The 2017 theme of the African Union;“Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in the Youth” offers a great opportunity in sustaining the “Africa Rising” and “Agenda 2063” narratives to seize the […]

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Halt threats & intimidation to the Kenyan Civil Society

For Immediate Media Release: 17/08/2017   88 Regional & International Civil Society organizations from 28 countries raise collective condemnation on harassment of CSOs in Kenya. We, the undersigned civil society organizations, working to advance human rights of all people in different countries categorically condemn the recent intimidation, threats and illegal attempts by the Non-Governmental Organizations […]

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Feeling the Temperatures on Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights

The controversies that cloud the sexual and reproductive health and rights discussions are deeply intertwined with various perspectives. One would be the reproductive rights debate that is multi dimensional. The debate on reproductive rights has been angled from religious, moral, public health and women’s rights perspectives. As a feminist I like to gravitate towards it […]

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“We will be the safe space and voices for all young women”

#SRHRDialogues #YoungWomenSay #EndVAW #EndFGM #EndChildMarriage #WhatWomenWant At the just concluded young women stand-up be counted training on Sexual & Reproductive health & Rights in Nairobi , Young women participants from across 9 counties in Kenya established resolutions to bind their solidarity and collective  towards ending FGM and child early and Forced marriages. The Kenyan #YoungWomenSay: We […]

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Win! Win! Win! Free One Year Membership to FEMNET

Write your way to a Free One Year Membership to FEMNET! In keeping up with a tradition of building solidarity and strengthening Networks, FEMNET is providing a one-year FREE membership subscription to a respondent with the most compelling Women & Girls Rights story submitted between the months of June & July 2017. Deadline for Submissions:  […]

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