The AU must escalate the fight against corruption to improve lives of women & girls in Africa

PRESS STATEMENT  For Immediate Release: 22nd January 2018   The African Union Member States must take critical steps to eradicate corruption in Africa that perpetuates gender inequality and the disempowerment of women and girls in the continent.   The African Women’s Development & Communication Network, FEMNET is urging the regional body of 55 countries to […]

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Strengthening young women’s movements across Africa

The Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy, had a candid conversation with Catherine Nyambura, Advocacy Officer at FEMNET and a bold feminist leader on her work and passion promoting gender equality and challenging the status quo. Check out the entire conversation below as interviewed by CFFP’s Jennifer Brough – and as first published on the CFFP website. […]

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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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Safeguarding Our Gains: African Women’s Collective Action on Defining the Pathway to Achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Africa Agenda 2063 The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) convened over 190 African women’s rights organization representatives from 34 African countries in Nairobi, Kenya, for the first and biggest pan-African women’s conference since [...]
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This very first convening of FEMNET members and women’s rights organizations generally across Africa to collectively deliberate and develop a roadmap for women’s rights organizations to effectively engage in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs). This convening comes one and a half years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for […]

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African governments  have  been warned to take note that it is  no longer business as usual and it is time they  heed the call for the process of transformative  leadership that will not create barriers for women but instead make spaces available and create a conducive environment for equal representation of women and men in […]

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The Fifth Leadership Update covers January – April 2013. From Djibouti to Kenya to Gambia to Cameroon, what have elections meant for women on our continent? With upcoming elections in Zimbabwe, what can we expect?   [download id=”2844″]

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FEMNET presents the Third Update on African Women in Political Leadership, covering May-August which saw historic elections in a number of African countries, including Libya, Egypt and Somalia. Election results in Algeria and Senegal resulted in unprecedented numbers of women entering the political arena, and the long-awaited results of the African Union Commission elections saw […]

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