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Establishing the First Egyptian Network to raise awareness regarding MAPUTO Protocol

29.11.2021 / Created by AEFLA
Establishing the First Egyptian Network to raise awareness regarding MAPUTO Protocol

In the context of its social role to advance the conditions of Egyptian women and defend the African and Arab women’s rights, the Association of the Egyptian Female Lawyers in partnership with Equality Now (Kenya) and in cooperation with SOAWR has worked upon establishing network of women organizations in Egypt to support MAPUTO Protocol and ratify it, in addition to localize it and define and introduce the protocol, its objectives and principles to mobilize and lobby efforts especially women efforts to support conventions which defend women’s rights in Africa. AEFL also calls African governments to approve and ratify the protocol which is considered one of the most comprehensive international treaties in regard to women’s and girls’ rights. The chairperson of AEFL, Ms. Rabha Fathy has declared that during the last quarter of 2021, AEFL will work upon establishing a network of 10 Arab and Egyptian women organizations to support MAPUTO Protocol which defends African women’s rights, to emphasize the effectiveness of women organizations role in defending women’s issues in more comprehensive way on African level, raise awareness of CSOs regarding the objectives and principles tackled by the protocol e mobilize social efforts and support media means so that the Egyptian government would ratify and localize it.

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