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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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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As the first rapid response Fund on the continent, Urgent Action Fund Africa adds value to the work of women’s rights activists and organisations through provision of critical financial and technical resources. At UAF-Africa money is recognized as a fundamental tool in protecting and advancing women’s rights and enabling their participation in crucial processes that contribute to shifting of power relations.

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