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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FEMNET 2017 Highlights: Co-Creating Feminist Narratives beyond Shrinking Spaces

Happy Holidays from FEMNET! In 2017, just like in the last 29 years of existence, FEMNET continued to distinguish herself as a visible and credible pan-African women’s rights organization, collectively working with her over 600 members, spread out in 46 countries across the African continent and in the diaspora, to assert influence at strategic national, […]

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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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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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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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For immediate Release: Nairobi – 23/6/2017 African women and girls are outraged and incensed by yesterdays utterances by Tanzania President John Magufuli that teenage mothers impregnated while still in school should not be allowed to go back to their studies for fear of influencing other school girls to also fall pregnant. “That in this 21st […]

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Press Release For immediate release “Hyena” Jail sentence is a failure to justice for women and girls in Africa 22nd Nov 2016 / Lilongwe – Malawi Women’s human rights organization alongside cultural and religious leaders from African countries currently meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi have condemned in the strongest terms the “lenient” sentence passed on a […]

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For immediate release: Salvador, Brazil, 9 September: African feminists have called on donors to “put their money where their mouth is” by funding indigenous African women’s rights organisations threatened with closure as funding priorities shift. While pledging to “get out of the box” and look into new sources of funding, including African philanthropy, a vibrant […]

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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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