Pambazuka News 573: Special Issue: Ending violence against women and girls in Africa

8 March 2012 — Pambazuka News

PAMBAZUKA NEWS 573: SPECIAL ISSUE: ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN AFRICA

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CONTENTS: 1. Features

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Highlights from this issue

This is a special issue to mark the International Day for Women on 8 March, prepared by Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR)
http://www.soawr.org/

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1 Features

WHY THE AFRICA UNITE CAMPAIGN?

Muhanji Alexandriah

The Africa UNiTE Campaign to End Violence Against Women and Girls aims to create a favorable and supportive environment for governments, in partnership with civil society experts, to be able to fulfill existing policy commitments.

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/80545

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WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE, NOR ANY DROP TO DRINK

Helplessness and hope in using the law to combat violence against women

Osai Ojigho

It is necessary to implement legislation to address violence against women in Africa. Yet women must tread the fine line between cultural expectations and legal systems that often deny them justice.

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/80539

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WHAT WAY FORWARD FOR AFRICAN PROTOCOL FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS?

Marren Akatsa-Bukachi

Ending gender-based violence will mean changing cultural concepts about masculinity. This includes recognition of the importance of active engagement of men and women at all levels, whether they are policy makers, parents, spouses or young boys and girls.

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/80542

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INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR WOMEN: WOMEN AS PEACEMAKERS

Rene Wadlow

It is only when women start to organise in large numbers that we become a political force, and begin to move towards the possibility of a truly democratic society in which every human being can be brave, responsible, thinking, and diligent in the struggle to live at once freely and unselfishly.

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/80547

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ECONOMIC GOVERNANCE: AFRICAN WOMEN’S ENGAGEMENT IN TRADE AGREEMENTS

FEMNET

The Economic Governance documentary was produced by FEMNET with support from Trust Africa. It highlights some of the challenges African women traders experience (especially Kenya, Egypt, Zambia, Rwanda & Uganda). It also captures some the best practices that gender lobby groups or governments at regional and national levels are using to successfully mainstream gender in trade arrangements as well as the gaps that hinder mainstreaming of gender in trade agreements.

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/80553

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