International organizations to promote rights of African women

International organizations to promote rights of African women

The project will promote the rights of women against gender based violence, harmful practices, reproductive rights and HIV and AIDs in Africa.

The report released by the organizations focuses on increasing civil society’s contributions to promote the implementation of the African Union Protocol on the rights of Women, and the Maputo plan of action at four decision making levels across sub Saharan Africa, at continental, regional, National and Sub National level.

Vitalis Mukhebi the Faith Action Network advocacy officer said the campaign was at the heart of the ‘State of African Woman Project whose overall objective is to contribute to securing, realizing and extending women’s rights enshrined in African Union Policies  in sub Saharan Africa.

Addressing the delegation of leaders from Africa, Asia, Europe and the USA, Mukhebi said the report is intended to reach abroad audiences of African multipliers and opinion formers on continental legal and policy commitments on women’s rights in African countries.

Kilifi has been rated as among the leading counties with cases of teenage pregnancies.


Meanwhile, an America organization has partnered with the United Methodist Church to empower orphaned and under privileged teenagers in Naivasha.

Panua Partners will provide the children with cash to begin income generating activities. Hope Kirubi tells us more.

According to the patron of the initiative Reverend Paul Matheri, the move has transformed close to 260 youths who have so far launched small income generating activities in a span of three years.

Matheri said the program was started with a view to empower young people become better citizens in the future.

Jensie Gobel from the US said the program has transformed many who had lost hope in life by teaching the youth life skills and ways in which they can adapt to a changing environment with diverse needs.

Source: KBC



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