“Retract your Statement & Resign!” – Women’s organizations tell Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Chairperson

We the undersigned women’ rights organizations and allies working towards advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment in Kenya and beyond strongly condemn the recent outrageous, regressive and disempowering utterances by the chairperson of Maendeleo Ya Wanawake (MYWO)  Rahab  Mwikali during an interview on 28/10/2017 on national station KTN Kenya that out rightly advocated for […]

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Infuse a specific focus on the gendered dynamics of Micro and Macroeconomic Policies for Africa

An open letter to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Development – Mr. Saad Alfarargi African women congratulate you on your new appointment as the UN Special Rapportuer on the Rights to Development. The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) convened over 30 African women’s rights organization representatives from 11 Eastern and […]

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Keep the Promises Made to African Women and Girls

In demanding for accountability for the implementation of women’s rights commitments, FEMNET launched a continental wide campaign dubbed #FollowTheProtocol in July 2016. Conceptualized and rolled-out by FEMNET members and partners the Campaign mobilizes African women and girls to collectively urge their leaders to walk the talk and prioritize implementation of existing commitments on gender equality […]

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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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