Reseau Femme Espoir

Location: Cote D’Ivoire
Summary: Following the 2010 elections, conflict broke out in Cote D’Ivoire leading to the loss of thousands of
lives and displacement of people. With the proliferation of small arms in the region during this crisis, women
and …




Pastoralin’ny Mpiasan’ny Orinasa Vehivavy (PMOV)

Location: Madagascar
Summary: The 2009 political crisis in Madagascar began at a time when the country had to deal with the effects of
the 2008/2009 global financial crisis that led to the closure of many of the international and internationally …




Women’s Solidarity Namibia (WSN)

Location: Namibia
Summary: Between 2004 and 2006, numerous cases of forced sterilization of HIV&AIDS positive women in Namibian
public hospitals were on the rise. Through the Legal Assistance Center (LAC), 15 women filed a court case to
sue the Namibian …




Anonymous

Location: Sudan
Summary: Recognizing the growing need for information in dealing with sexual violence, UAF-Africa supported a group
in the Nuba Mountains to document and develop a gender knowledge base in Arabic. This was aimed at
tackling the knowledge and …




Egypt: WHRDs Detained for Protesting a Protest Law

By: Tooni Akanni and Masa Amir

On 21 June 2014, 23 protesters including, seven women human rights defenders (WHRDs), were arrested in Cairo, Egypt for conducting a peaceful demonstration against the country’s draconian Protest and Public Assembly Law, which restricts …




Dress code issue in Anambra state, Nigeria

By: Caroline Kiarie and Muco Aurore

To protect women and girls against the draconian law in Akwaihedi community where women are forced to pay a fine of 50,000 naira ($318) if they wear trousers, UAF-Africa has provided a rapid response …