The 60th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) kicks off on Monday 14th March to 24th March 2016 in the UN Headquarters, New York. FEMNET will join over 8,000 NGO representatives and governments delegation to discuss and agree on actions for implementing the priority theme women’s empowerment and its link […]

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“We will never give in to the prevailing web of conservatism against women in all regions of the world… We shall not allow fundamentalists and extreme groups to disarm women from their rights. Women will not become the last bastion of colonialism. We will continue to struggle for our rights.” -Mervat Tallawy, President of National […]

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This is a living document – your inputs are welcome. With less than 800 days to the end date of the MDGs, we call for accelerated implementation of measures to achieve the MDGs and fully support initiatives that are people-centered, and that place women’s human rights and development at the center. One of the key […]

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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 of […]

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By Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda November is a month of collective local and global reflection about women’s rights, empowerment and equality as we review the Beijing Commitment. I share with you my thoughts and some of the issues that have been sitting in my belly as I reflect on the journey from 1995 to the present. Beijing agenda […]

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As you may know, the 20 year review of the Beijing Platform for Action, a landmark moment and declaration for the rights of women and girls is underway. A statement read by FEMNET at the Beijing Conference in 1995 signified the Vision for African women. “Our vision is that we the African women will reclaim, reconstruct, […]

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“When we allow sexual and reproductive health to include rights, as Africans we are accepting to be influenced by western culture that of accepting persons with different sexual orientations which is not in line with our African culture”. African Leader These were the sentiments of an African leader negotiating on behalf of Africans at the […]

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