In alliance with other women’s rights and civil society organizations from across Africa and globally, the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) is urging African Heads of State to prioritize efforts to curb Illicit Financial Flows (IFFS) which takes away the much needed resources to invest in crucial public services such as education, health, […]

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FEMNET alongside its regional and global members is rolling out spirited processes to enliven the United Nations 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs make an audacious promise to “leave no one behind” in ending all forms of poverty, fighting, inequalities and tackling climate change.  FEMNET promises not to leave any woman behind […]

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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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24th September 2015 For Immediate Release On the eve of the adoption of the landmark Post-2015 Development Agenda over 140 advocates for the rights of women and girls in Africa are urging their leaders to support targets in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Indeed, these targets […]

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12th August 2015 For Immediate Release African women join other women’s rights activists in applauding the new “2030 Agenda” for having the promise of being truly transformative for women and girls around the world. The “2030 Agenda” agreed upon on 2nd August 2015 by the 193 members states of the UN will be formally adopted […]

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Monday, 03 August 2015 LAUNCH OF THE ”STOP THE BLEEDING” AFRICA CAMPAIGN PRESS RELEASE (NAIROBI, KENYA): Africa loses massive financial resources, about US$50 billion each year through illicit activities of multinational companies and rich individuals. These resources, if retained in the continent could be invested in productive sectors of these economies to lift Africa’s growing population from […]

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10 June 2015 To HE Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Chairperson of the African Union RE: Open letter to the African Union on the resurgence of xenophobic violence in South Africa presented on the occasion of the AU Summit in Sandton, Johannesburg, June 2015 Dear Madam, We, the undersigned organisations, write to you as concerned organisations and citizens […]

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For Immediate Release Nairobi, Kenya April 8, 2015 FEMNET would like to express solidarity with the people of Kenya in the wake of the terror attack at Garissa University College. Like the rest of the world, we are horrified by the events that took place in Garissa and recognize its impact not only on Kenya […]

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