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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: UN WOMEN
Individuals, non-governmental organizations, groups and networks are invited to submit written communications—including, but not limited to, complaints, appeals and petitions—to the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) with information on alleged injustices and human rights violations against women in any country.

As part of our African Women’s Decade 2010-2020 Campaign, Make Every Woman Count is pleased to present our African Women’s Day event for July 31, 2012 entitled:   Let’s MakeRuralWomenCount.

 AWID is the only international feminist membership organization, with members in all regions of the world. AWID strongly believes in building collective power to advance women’s rights and gender equality worldwide.

Preamble
We, the representatives of Women and Youth organizations and networks working on women and youth development issues, gathered on the 20 – 21 May prior to the Ministerial Meeting and the Global African Summit of Heads of State and Government, at a Women and Youth Global African Diaspora Dialogue, in Pretoria, South Africa from 20 to 21 May 2012.

Source: The Center for Reproductive Rights
The Center for Reproductive Rights and Rwandan advocates are calling on President Paul Kagame to sign into law a new penal code that would remove criminal penalties for a woman who terminates her pregnancy and for doctors who perform abortions in cases of rape, incest, or forced marriage, or to preserve the life and health of the woman.

 

Source: Amnesty International, To follow recent developments, check out:  www.sihanet.org
A 20-year old Sudanese woman was sentenced to death by stoning on 13 May, on charges of adultery. She did not have access to a lawyer during her trial, and was convicted based on testimony she gave after being beaten by her brother. She is being detained with her baby. She in psychological distress and does not understand the nature of her sentence.

Source: The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF)
The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) has launched the first ever Wangari Maathai Award to honour and commemorate the impact of this extraordinary woman who championed forest issues around the world. The award in the amount of USD20,000 will be given in recognition of outstanding contributions made by an individual to preserve, restore and sustainably manage forests and to communicate the key role forests play in rural livelihoods and the environment across generations.  

Source: NOBEL WOMEN'S INITIATIVE

From Congo and Kenya to Burma and Colombia, rape is used as a weapon to humiliate people and tear apart communities. Join us as the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict launches May 6 with a Week of Action.

Source: Peace and Collaborative Development Network

The A38 Journal of International Law (ISSN pending) is a quarterly academic journal, published online, that seeks to provide an international forum for the publication of articles in the field of International Law. The Journal is currently soliciting submissions for Volume I, Issue 2, which will be published July 2012. The submission deadline for Issue 2 is May 31, 2012. We welcome submissions from academicians, practitioners, students, researchers and experts from within the legal community. We have a strong preference for articles that are not descriptive, but that instead assert and defend a well-reasoned position.

Source: PAN AFRICAN UNIVERSITY

The 2012/2013 Call for Student Application is open from April 5th 2012. Applications will be closed on June 30th 2012.

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