The solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) Coalition is a regional network comprising of 47 national, regional and international civil society organisations based in 24 countries, working towards the promotion and protection of women’s human rights in Africa. Since 2004, SOAWR’s main focus has been to advocate for African states to urgently sign, ratify, domesticate and implement the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa ( Maputo Protocol).
The current meeting is in Nairobi, Kenya, Hilton Hotel beginning from the 21- 22 November 2016. The aim of the meeting is to enhance the realisation of the vision of the coalition. South Africa is represented by POWA and CSVR. Palesa, the Legal and Advocacy Manager is representing People Opposing Women Abuse