FEMNET’s Herstory: Advocating for the rights of African women

Published on The African Women’s Development Fund AWDF, by AWDF, August 21, 2013 – download the book, 110 pdf-pages. (Linked with our new blog: politics for the 99%).

AWDF is proud to have supported the production of a publication documenting the herstory of The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET). In her foreword to the publication, Joyce Hilda Banda, President of Malawi stated:  

FEMNET has been at the centre of the campaign for gender equality in the last three decades. My association with FEMNET started in 1993 as we prepared for the Third World Conference on Population and Development, held in Cairo and intensified in 1994 as we prepared for the Beijing Conference. The journey through the sub-regional, regional and global conferences, consultations and the follow-up offered many opportunities to serve, network and influence decision- making, legislation and implementation of key commitments. In the last 10 years, I have served in positions that have given me the leverage to influence national, sub-regional, regional and global policies and politics, including the implementation of key conventions and plans of action. In my present situation, I accept the responsibility for influencing my peers in top political leadership to honour and keep their promises to women. The women of Africa can rest assured that I will make a difference at the Africa Union, the United Nations, SADC, in Malawi and at every institution where I sit, to demonstrate that women can do as well or better than men, and also to continue to advance our struggle for equality, development and peace” … (full text and links to related articles).

Remember these Links:

WSIS Outcome: Individual documents in various languages and formats, published on world summit on the information society/ITU , Geneva 2003 – Tunis 2005:

Booklet containing the four documents:

on the same page: WSIS IMPLEMENTATION, FOLLOW-UP AND REVIEW PROCESS … many docs to be downloaded.

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