African Women  Empowering Each other to Lead

Make Every Woman Count is organizing a series of  WORKSHOPS between May - September 2012 designed to empower Diaspora African women to play a stronger role as decision-makers in community development and to participate in all areas of social, political and economic development. 

 Thirty years after the adoption of CEDAW, many women and girls still do not have equal opportunities to realise rights recognised by law. In most countries, women are denied the right to own property or inherit land. They face social exclusion, 'honour killings', FGM, trafficking, restricted mobility and early marriage, among others. Promoting women’s rights refer to the need for women’s equal participation in political, economic, social and cultural spheres, women’s equal access to resources and opportunities, and the eradication of all forms of inequality and discrimination in public and private domains.

201599Women's' empowerment can drive economic growth, promote peace and advance development and social justice. Women and girls need to be considered as agents of change so that they can participate to the economic, social, and political development within their community and have equal access to health information and services, education, employment and political positions.

It is with this in mind that MEWC is organising a series of workshops, each workshop focuses on issues relevant to increasing women's awareness of their role in peace advocacy efforts, their legal status, on democracy concepts, leadership, entrepreunership, communication skills and how to lead and maintain effective civic organizations. The goal of the program is to mobilize women to increase their advocacy efforts, and to promote collective efforts by women to be involved  at all levels of the society.

The program aims to enable women to reach a level of critical understanding of their legal rights, raise social consciousness pertaining to the human rights violations women face, and provide women with the knowledge and skills to create strategies.

MEWC is working  to ensure that African women have a real voice in all governance institutions, from the judiciary to the civil service, as well as in the private sector and civil society, so they can participate equally with men in public dialogue and decision-making, and influence the decisions that will determine the future of their families and countries.

It is in our hope that this serie of worshops will provide the necessary skills and knowledge needed for Diaspora African women to play a stronger role as decision-makers in community development.


This event is FREE and open to all Diaspora African women, however, places are limited and it will be on the  first comes first served basis. To avoid disappointment , register as soon as possible to reserve a place.  

 Refreshments and light lunch will be provided.  To book your place, please choose the workshops you would like to attend, fill in the booking form and send it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

  


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Identifying Gender-Based violence and Understanding Legal Frameworks on Human /Women's Rights

Date: Saturday 26 May 2012
Time: 10:00 am – 4:30pm
Venue: 52-54 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8RT

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Empowering Entrepreneurial Women: How to Start and Run your Own Successful Business

Date: Saturday 23 June 2012
Time: 10:00 am – 4:30pm
Venue: 52-54 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8RT

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Taking your Communication Skills to the Next Level: Strategies for Success

Date: Saturday 7 July 2012
Time: 10:00 am – 4:30pm
Venue: 52-54 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8RT

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Strengthening Women’s Leadership and Capacity Building

Date: Saturday 15th September 2012
Time: 10:00 am – 4:30pm
Venue: 52-54 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8RT

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Women’s Empowerment Through Social Media: Understanding the basics of Social Media

Date: Saturday 22 September 2012
Time: 10:00 am – 4:30pm
Venue: 52-54 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8RT

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