The Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) is a regional network made up of 43 national, regional and international civil society organisations working towards the promotion and protection of Women’s Human Rights in Africa. Since its inauguration in 2004, SOAWR’s main area of focus has been to compel African states to urgently sign, ratify, domesticate […]

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African leaders have endorsed human rights in national, regional, continental and international instruments. However, the effective implementation of key AU human rights instruments, including the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, by the majority of member states is still lagging behind the agreed targets. Upholding of human and women’s rights remains a responsibility of […]

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Survivors Speak OUT! By Nebila Abdulmelik “I was beyond repair. But there is no beyond for God.” Those were the powerful and profound words of one of many survivors who courageously recounted harrowing tales today at a Public Forum on the AU Protocol organized by COVAW-Kenya on behalf of the SOAWR Coalition. The forum was […]

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