NGO CSW/Africa Events at #CSW61

The 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in   

On the Beaches of Bahia – AWID’s 13th International Forum

This is a blog written by a participant of the 13th International AWID Forum, supported by UAF-Africa, through a grant   

Egypt: WHRDs Detained for Protesting a Protest Law

By: Tooni Akanni and Masa Amir On 21 June 2014, 23 protesters including, seven women human rights defenders (WHRDs), were   

Dress code issue in Anambra state, Nigeria

By: Caroline Kiarie and Muco Aurore To protect women and girls against the draconian law in Akwaihedi community where women   

Trending Activism: On the #BringBackOurGirls Campaign

By: Masa Amir A little more than 2 months ago, specifically on April 14, 2014, 276 girls between the ages   

Reflections for the field: Day 1

By: Dr. Florence Baingana What struck me today was the many stories that I heard. These included people who have   

Reflections for the field: Day 2

By: Dr. Florence Baingana Today we went to West Point, Monrovia, one of the places that was quarantined. They are   

Reflections for the field: Day 3

By: Dr. Florence Baingana One survivor we talked to today, her sister’s husband fell sick. The whole family moved from   

Reflections for the field: Day 4

By: Dr. Florence Baingana Today, the 6 RAs went out to the field with Mr. Musa, while I remained to   

Reflections for the field: Day 5

By: Dr. Florence Baingana The stories are beginning to come back the same. There is stigma in the community towards