Liz is a pseudo name for a 16 year old girl who was beaten and gang-raped on her way home from her grandfather’s funeral and dumped in a pit latrine in Busia, Kenya in June 2013. She had injured her spine and was wheelchair bound and had developed the worst case of fistula. Her story […]

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In January 2009, the Heads of states and governments at the 12th Ordinary Session of the Africa Union Summit held in Addis Ababa declared 2010 – 2020 as the African Women’s Decade (AWD). The Decade is being organized under the theme “Grassroots Approach to Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.” On the 15th of October 2010, […]

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Crossroads Radio Drama

“Using Radio to further the Domestication and Implementation of the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa” From 2007, as part of the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) Coalition advocacy strategies, FEMNET working closely with FAHAMU and the South-African-based Community Media for Development (CMFD) produced a radio drama play entitled “CROSSROADS”. This six-part […]

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THE AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS Press Release 18.01.2016 at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: LAUNCH OF THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE DECRIMINALIZATION OF ABORTION IN AFRICA: WOMEN AND GIRLS IN AFRICA ARE COUNTING ON US TO SAVE THEIR LIVES! The African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) through the mechanism of the Special Rapporteur […]

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