In this section, Make Every WomanCount (MEWC) has gathered initiatives that are happening in the local, national and international level related to Women in general and particulary African Women. The announcement section includes a range of activities from individuals, Organisations such as surveys, primary research and dialogues with policy makers, petitions, conference,  demonstration, opinion, Statement, Call for papers, etc..

The section aims to be a resource for all different types of opportunities to engage women in women’s rights issues.



Source: Egyptian Initiative for Personal rights
On Friday the 25th of January 2013, in the midst of large demonstrations marking the second anniversary of the beginning of the Egyptian revolution, horrific sexual crimes were committed against women in and around Tahrir square. Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment/Assault (OpAntiSH) received 19 reports of group sexual assaults against women in the area, which included the use of life-threatening violence in some cases.

Hosting an International Women's Day event that promotes the empowerment of African women? Taking part in a International Women's Day celebration in Africa? Share it with us!

International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Since 1911, International Women's Day has honored the work of the Suffragettes by celebrating women's success worldwide.

Source: AWID
On November 20, 2012, M23 rebels seized Goma, a major city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, reigniting a war that has ravaged the region for 16 years. Neema Namadamu and a group of grassroots women leaders who call themselves the Maman Shujaa ('Hero Women' in Swahili) are calling on you and US woman leaders Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Valerie Jarrett, and Michelle Obama to take immediate action in solidarity with the women of the Congo.

Moremi Initiative for Women's Leadership in Africa (Moremi Initiative) is pleased to announce its annual call for applications for the 2013 Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows Program.

Source: Peace X Peace
Voices from the Frontlines are first-person reports on what is happening around the world, how it impacts women, and how women are building cultures of peace. We encourage submissions from everyone, including YOU!

Source: Ms. Foundation for Women
The Ms. Foundation for Women announced today that it is accepting proposals for its second annual fellowship, which will fund a talented leader pursuing change in support of the Ms. Foundation’s advocacy and policy work.“

Every year since 1994, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) has organized a Gender Institute which brings together between 12 and 15 researchers for 3 weeks of concentrated debate, experience-sharing and knowledge-building.

Source: UN WOMEN
UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet today announced USD $12.5 million in grants for 39 new grantees of the Fund for Gender Equality. The grassroots organizations selected are working on programmes ranging from the creation of women’s business cooperatives in Ethiopia, to efforts to improve social protection for migrant women in Vietnam, to training women candidates for the upcoming elections in Mongolia, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay.

Source: UN WOMEN
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women is accepting applications for its 17th grant cycle (2012) from government authorities at the national and local levels, civil society organizations and networks — including non-governmental, women’s and community-based organizations and coalitions and operational research institutions — and UN Country Teams in partnership with governments and civil society organizations.

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