The Maputo Protocol “places a moral obligation on African UnionMember States to promote equal opportunities formen and women to play meaningful roles in society,” according to the Women, `Gender and Development Directorate of the African Union Commission. In the 18 years since Namibia has signed the Maputo Protocol, it has rarely been mentioned by our leaders, or by anyone talking about gender equality, despite signing on to this moral obligation…. Keep Reading
Maputo Protocol: nothing but empty promises?
Welcome to Sister Namibia’s newest project: Mapping Maputo 2022! The Maputo Protocol, or the Protocol on the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights On the Rights of Women in Africa, is an instrument adopted by the African Union in 2003 as with the goal of guaranteeing the rights of women in Africa. As of May 2022, it has been signed and ratified by 42 countries, and signed by nine… Keep Reading
THE EFFECT OF THE PANDEMIC ON NAMIBIAN WOMEN
– Martha Mukaiwa The story of the Covid-19 pandemic is one the world is still writing. For the most part, we are familiar with the main characters, plot points and life-saving weapons. The deadly virus that has resulted in over 160 million confirmed cases and 3.3 million deaths. The exhausted and haunted healthcare workers constantly pleading with the world to stay home, protect themselves and others. The sanitizers, masks, vaccines… Keep Reading