PR: A Historic Win For Our Grantee Transgender Education and Advocacy (TEA)

Press Release
24th July 2014
For Immediate Release

Transgender Group in Kenya wins Historic Court Battle

Nairobi, Kenya, 24 July, 2014. – In a historic court battle lasting three years, Urgent Action Fund–Africa (UAF–Africa) grantee, Transgender Education and Advocacy (TEA) …

Leading Libyan Female Politician Gunned Down

By: Miriam Berger, BuzzFeed

Gunmen shot dead a leading Libyan female lawmaker in the restive city of Darna on Tuesday, as rival militias and government forces continued to battle for control of a major airport in the capital, Tripoli.


Press Release: 2 Women’s human rights defenders physically assaulted during their arrest

By: Nazra for Feminist Studies 

On 8 July 2014, woman human rights defender Ms. Nahid Sherif was permitted a visit by her family at the Qanatir’s Women’s Prison, during which she confirmed that she was physically assaulted by police officers

11 Years of the Maputo Protocol: Women’s Progress and Challenges

By: Faiza J. Mohamed, Equality Now Regional Africa / SOAWR Secretariat Director

Eleven years ago, African states made formidable progress by jointly adopting the Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa, also known as the

Disability Rights Fund Releases Second 2014 Request for Proposals

July 10, 2014


Contact: Diana Samarasan, Founding Executive Director

Telephone: +1-617-261-4593



BOSTON, MA – The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) – a grantmaking collaborative between donors and the global disability community which supports the human

AU declares 2015 Year of Women’s Empowerment

By: Oxfam International, Liaison Office with the African Union

The 23rd Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union concluded  in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on 27 June 2014. The summit’s Assembly, comprising Heads of State and Government of the