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Africa’s Positioning & Advocacy: Key Messages and Strategies for CSW61

Ahead of CSW61, UN Women, with the UNECA and AUC convened the Africa Ministerial Pre-Consultation. This outcome document presents key messages and strategies.

Africa’s Positioning & Advocacy: Key Messages and Strategies for CSW61

Ahead of CSW61, UN Women, with the UNECA and AUC convened the Africa Ministerial Pre-Consultation. This outcome document presents key messages and strategies.

Egypt: Administrative closure of El Nadeem Center

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and FIDH, has received new information and requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Egypt.

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“You’ll be Dazzled by My Joy” : Interview with Afrofeminist Filmmaker Amandine Gay

Amandine Gay, afro-feminist actress, researcher and filmmaker takes a moment to talk about her new feature-length documentary, “Speak Up/ Make Your Way (2016)”. The film simultaneously addresses the diverse identities and similar experiences, in some cases trauma, of black women in Western and white supremacist spaces.

Source: AWID

“You’ll be Dazzled by My Joy” : Interview with Afrofeminist Filmmaker Amandine Gay

Amandine Gay, afro-feminist actress, researcher and filmmaker takes a moment to talk about her new feature-length documentary, “Speak Up/ Make Your Way (2016)”. The film simultaneously addresses the diverse identities and similar experiences, in some cases trauma, of black women in Western and white supremacist spaces.

Source: AWID

“You’ll be Dazzled by My Joy” : Interview with Afrofeminist Filmmaker Amandine Gay

Amandine Gay, afro-feminist actress, researcher and filmmaker takes a moment to talk about her new feature-length documentary, “Speak Up/ Make Your Way (2016)”. The film simultaneously addresses the diverse identities and similar experiences, in some cases trauma, of black women in Western and white supremacist spaces.

Source: AWID

Cross-Movement Building Dialogue: A JASS Perspective from Southern Africa

By Fungai Machirori

"Their violet T-shirts match the jacarandas – in full spring bloom – as the protesters make their way through downtown Johannesburg in remembrance of Fezekile ‘Khwezi’ Ntsukela Kuzwayo who bravely brought forward a charge of rape against Jacob Zuma in 2005, and died towards the end of last year aged 41."

Source: JASS / AWID

Egypt: Further Information: Worrying escalation in the crackdown on NGOs

A spurious investigation into Egyptian human rights organizations has escalated. On 7 December, prominent women’s rights defender and lawyer Azza Soliman was arrested and charged. On 12 December, a court hearing is expected to decide on the freezing of her assets. Separately, a new draconian NGO bill is awaiting the President’s signature.

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Empowering female survivors of sexualized and gender-based violence in Northern Uganda

Foundation for Women Affected by Conflict (FOWAC) aims to help women survivors of violence to help themselves. An evaluation confirms positive achievements on individual and community level and recommends further organisational development and strategic planning.

Joana Foster: 'She made African women realise they can do anything'

Joana Silochina Foster, the formidable Ghanaian-British activist and lawyer who died last month, co-founded Africa’s first feminist philanthropic institution.

Source: AWID / The Guardian