Africa Civil Society Shadow Report on Beijing+20

2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the agreement signed by 189 countries that attended the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. Over the last two decades, Africa has made significant strides in developing progressive frameworks to advance the rights of women. These strides have been evident in the adoption of the gender equality […]

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Since 2009 FEMNET has convened an Annual Regional Conference for African Women in Political Leadership as a platform for African women in political leadership to meet, interact, share experiences and collectively devise ways to overcome the persistent challenges that hinder women’s equal and effective participation in decision making processes. The conferences have been held in […]

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FEMNET and its partner ROFAF organized the three-days Sub- Regional Women Leadership Conference for Francophone countries in West Africa that have presidential and/ or parliamentary elections lined up for 2009 and/ or 2010. This Conference was intended to inspire and energize the participants to take action so that women’s participation in the democratic processes in […]

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FEMNET envisions an African society where gender equality is achieved and women and girls enjoy all their rights and live in dignity. In this recent publication, FEMNET reviews her past and current strategies and considers the world in which the organization, and the African Women’s Movement more broadly, work. How has that world changed since […]

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FEMNET stands out as a visible and credible pan-African women’s rights organization which asserts influence at strategic regional and global levels. Set up in 1988, FEMNET is one of the strongest African networks that has successfully mobilized and connected women within and beyond Africa. Its push for laws and policies at national, regional and international levels has placed the women’s movement at the centre of development discourse […]

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Following the ‘Strengthening African Women’s Voices in the Post-2015 Processes Regional Conference held in June 2014 in Kampala, Uganda, two media professionals in attendance share their reflections/ thoughts on the improtance of effective communication and media engagement in the Post-2015 processes. Susan Amu opines….“communication is a vital element that is consistently ignored or given very little […]

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African women and girls are calling for a transformative stand-alone goal to achieve gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment that is grounded in human rights and tackles unequal power relations. In addition, we call for the integration of gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment consistently across the entire framework through data collection disaggregated […]

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