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Strengthening the empowerment, leadership, well-being and autonomy of women human rights defenders in Uganda. Transforming the context to defend human rights in Uganda. Responding to specific individual or collective cases of WHRDs at risk. Their mission is to ensure a safe and secure work environment for women HRDs in order to increase the quality and quantity of…

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AFEX is a continental network of some of the most prominent  freedom of expression and media rights organisations in Africa that are also members of the global free expression network, IFEX. The network is currently made up of 15 member organisations spread across West, East, Central, and Southern Africa.

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A Pan-African movement of people and organisations, working for justice, peace and dignity.  It amplifies broad demands and connecting struggles, building solidarity and cooperation within campaigns for social, economic, environmental and gender justice. It’s current focus areas are: improving accountability and ending corruption, providing support to activists, and promoting the freedom of expression.

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Fighting for human rights is risky, and human rights defenders (HRDs) in the East and Horn of Africa are often subject to threats, attacks, and violence. Their vision is a region in which the human rights of every citizen as stipulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is respected and upheld.

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Reading time: 4 minutes Malawi just swore in its new leader, President Lazarus Chakwera. He won a rerun election, unseating the incumbent, former President Peter Mutharika.  Mutharika had been in office since 2014, two years after his brother, President Bingu Mutharika’s demise in office.  In May 2019, elections were held in Malawi. Sitting President Mutharika was re-elected in an…

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Reading time: 4 minutes The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders (HRD) defines women human rights defenders as both female human rights defenders, and any other human rights defenders who work in the defence of women’s rights or on gender issues (A/HRC/16/44). Typical challenges faced by WHRDs in East Africa both in urban settlements and grassroot…

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NGO  |   Advocacy  |   Women's rights  |  

FEMNET – the African Women’s Development and Communication Network is a pan- African, membership-based feminist network based in Nairobi with over 800 members across 46 African countries. FEMNET envisions an African society where gender equality is achieved and women and girls enjoy all their rights and live in dignity.  FEMNET exists to facilitate and coordinate…

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