The Solidarity for African Womens Right's (SOAWR)
is a coalition of 72 civil society organisations
working across 33 countries.

Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa

Maputo Protocol

The Protocol offers significant potential to guarantee the rights of women, but in order to come into force it needed to be ratified by at least 15 countries.

On 26 October 2005 the Protocol received its 15th ratification, meaning the Protocol entered into force on 25 November 2005.

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Two years after they were adopted at the 64th Ordinary Session, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has published their Concluding Observations and Recommendations on the Combined 11th,

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