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Africa for Women's Right is a campaign launched by regional and international human rights and women's rights organisations present throughout Africa.The campaign's aim is to call on African states to ratify international and regional women's human rights protection instruments and to respect them in law and practice. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) was first launched by the OECD Development Centre in 2009 as a innovative measure of the underlying drivers of gender inequality for over 100 countries. Instead of measuring gender gaps in outcomes such as employment and education, the SIGI instead captures discriminatory social institutions, such as early marriage, discriminatory inheritance practices, violence against women, son preference, restricted access to public space and restricted access to land and credit. ... [according to site editor's information]
Solidarity for African Women's Rights (SOAWR) is a coalition of 36 civil society organizations across the continent working to ensure that the Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa remains on the agenda of policy makers and to urge all African leaders to safeguard the rights of women through ratification and implementation of the Protocol. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights (LCWLR) believes that all women should have secure rights to and control over the land they use and the land they farm. The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights champions women’s secure access to land by providing resources and training that connects policymakers, researchers, and practitioners around the world. We pilot innovative solutions to secure women’s land rights and educate development experts about the gap between customary and institutional law. Our program goal is to build capacity to promote approaches that strengthen and secure women’s land rights through: Strengthening women’s property rights in law and in practice in countries like Tanzania and Mozambique, while closing the gap between customary and formal law; Creating LandWise: A Women & Land Library that provides laws and other resources affecting women’s rights; Growing a two-year fellowship program that trains and mentors new legal professionals on securing property rights for women. ... [according to site editor's information]
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