The Maputo Protocol
In 2003, African governments adopted the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, also known as The Maputo Protocol. Heads of States agreed to use The Maputo Protocol as the blue print for the total emancipation, respect and protection of women and girls in Africa.

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Launch in Kigali – 8th July 2016

African Women and Girls are collectively urging Africa Union Heads of States to make firm and substantive commitments to implement the Maputo Protocol and fast-track existing policies for the total emancipation and liberation for African women and girls.

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49 countries out of 54 African countries have signed the Maputo Protocol.

37 out of the 49 have ratified. 5 out of 37 countries have reported on the Maputo Protocol. Only 2 countries out of the 5 reported have fully complied with the reporting requirements as per the guidelines.

femnet ‪#‎FollowTheProtocol‬ Campaign has been conceptualized and rolled out by FEMNET together with her members (both organizations and individuals) and key strategic partners including:- Equality Now, Action Aid International, AWID, Ipas Africa Alliance, Girls Not Brides, Oxfam and SOAWR Coalition).

In Appreciation of ‪#‎FollowTheProtocol‬ Campaign Supporters
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