The Maputo Protocol
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Turning up the volume on women’s rights

 

All around the world, women’s voices are absent from so many decision-making opportunities that affect their everyday lives: village councils, local authority meetings, parliamentary hearings. Oxfam is working to change this by strengthening the way in which women’s individual and collective voices influence their lives and shape their future.

The Lawyers Circle along with Oxfam and local groups reviewed the effective implementation of the African Women’s Rights Protocol, or Maputo Protocol, in Kenya.

The Maputo Protocol provides a comprehensive legal framework for the ending of discrimination, violence, exclusion, poverty and powerlessness.

The focus of the Lawyer’s Circle report was on ensuring that the Protocol was reflected in national legal frameworks, and then implemented effectively. It is being used by Kenyan law bodies to bring about lasting change.

You can download the full report here: Raising Her Voice, Kenyan report