Women’s Human Rights

We focus on supporting organisations that create safe spaces for African women to exercise their rights towards life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

These organisations and groups strive to eliminate religious, cultural, political, economic, legal and social fundamentalisms that restrict women’s agency and human rights. They may also strive to eliminate effects of these larger fundamentalisms, like violence against women, or property rights that restrict ownership, inheritance, access, control of assets, and citizenship.

These efforts may result in projects that support policy development and reform, feminist movement-building, research, or training. They may also seek to educate and dispel negative stereotypes of African women.

In turn, these organisations will seek to achieve the following goals:

  • Increased ratification and domestication of women’s instruments, agreements, laws and protocols (like the Maputo Protocol and other International Standards).
  • Strengthened feminist movements at national and regional levels, including more forums and education for women.

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