Our resources section is where we make available useful resources such as studies, reports  from the United Nations, Civil Society, NGOs, Governments, Academic Institutions and other sources related to women and specially women in Africa and other important documents such as copies of the Maputo Protocol and UNSCR 1325. 

We have been able to gather together important and useful information while at the same time fostering information sharing among other organizations working for women’s rights.

It ranges from Women, Peace and Security; Political Participation; Economic Empowerment, Violence Against Women to HIV/AIDS & Reproductive and so on.

MEWC’s Annual Review of the African Women’s Decade (AWD) aims to evaluate the progress, or lack thereof, being made to include and promote the rights of women at country, regional, and Pan-African levels.

Source: IDS

As violence is a power issue, there is a need to understand the root causes and the manifestations of power relations in all spheres of life. In this regard, it is important to change norms and attitudes, as well as to influence policy and practice in both public and private institutions.

To mark the 10th anniversary of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa known as the "Maputo Protocol", Solidarity for African Women's Rights (SOAWR), Make Every Woman Count and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights partnered together to publish a report: "Journey to Equality: 10 Years of the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa" mapping the 10 years of the implementation of the protocol.

Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for half of the world's burden of maternal, newborn and child death with over 13,000 mothers, newborns and children dying every day [1,2]. Improvements in maternal, newborn and child health are therefore among the most pressing health challenges in Africa.

Source: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The world is a long way from achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment – goal three of the globally agreed Millennium Development Goals. Although there has been progress in some areas such as girls’ access to primary education and women’s economic empowerment, the level of achievement has been uneven across regions and within countries.

Source: Population Reference Bureaupulation Reference Bureau
Girls and boys in developing countries are enrolling in secondary school in greater numbers than ever before, giving them knowledge and skills for healthy, productive lives. While this is good news, many young people still face challenges to employment, and they must also navigate serious risks to their health, such as smoking, early marriage and childbearing, or having unprotected sex.

Source: AWID
"On the occasion of the High-Level Panel’s meeting in Monrovia, Liberia during January 30-February 1, 2013, we the members of global, regional and national civil society welcome the commitment of the HLP and of the host government to outreach and engagement with civil society organisations.

Source: Centre for Reproductives Rights
The Monitoring Tool provides a means to monitor the implementation of specific State obligations in the field of reproductive rights.

Source: The Word We Want 2012
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) create new scenarios, new ways for people to live, and these reflect real-­life problems. Women need to assert their rights here with determination and without delay. Women may not have been an active part of policy-­making conversations when internet governance started, but the rapid pace of change online means they need to participate now to ensure that the future of the internet is shaped taking into account women’s rights.

On 10th October 2012, the Comoros presented its combined initial, second, third and fourth periodic reports to the 53rd session of the CEDAW Committee in Geneva. Vibeke B. Thomsen, Director of GenderHopes, participated as an observer.

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