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ADVOCATING FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS IN AFRICA

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Leymah Gbowee at Fronteiras do Pensamento Porto-Alegre 2013, Source: Fronteiras do Pensamento/Flickr

THE PROBLEM

While women are disproportionately affected by the critical problems Africa is facing today (including climate change, economic dislocations of Covid-19, violent conflict, and displacement), they very seldom have an equal place in the decision-making bodies that can address these issues.

 

While there have been some promising developments, a closer look at the state of women’s representation in politics shows that the demand for women to have a seat at the decision-making table still remains unanswered.

THE campaign

Continental Impact is a time-sensitive campaign of the Africa Program (AP) at the Washington, DC-based Center for International Policy (CIP). 

 

African women have been the backbone of socio-political revolutions and protests throughout the continent. They have demanded the end of human rights violations and called for greater equality within their respective societies.

 

This campaign looks to help champion their demands during Women's History Month in the U.S. The Continental Impact campaign will work to raise awareness for critical issues surrounding gender inequality and women's rights across the African continent. 

OUR work

women's political empowerment: africa

Despite being at the frontline of revolutionary struggles, women continue to be sidelined and underrepresented in political transitions and post-revolution political processes.

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VOA INTERVIEW 3/4/21

Temi Ibirogba in conversation with Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali and others on Sudan's "New Era of Diplomatic Engagement"

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reflecting on the african women's decade

This article by Nani Detti focuses on the African Women's Decade, examining Africa's lag "on progress towards gender equality." 

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african women leaders in international orgs

Table of the Week spotlighting African Women Leaders in international organizations for Women's History Month.

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african FEMALE REPRESENTATION IN PARLIAMENT AS OF 2019

Table detailing some statistics of African Female Representation in Parliament as of 2019. 

DARFUR WOMEn ACTION GROUP COLLAB EVENT 2019

Strategic Framework for Sustainable Change in the Republic of Sudan by Darfur Women Action Group.

 
 
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