Saturday, March 17, 2018


Gender-based discrimination and violence is still prevalent in many countries today, and to bring the world’s attention to this problem, the United Nations (UN) recognises the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on the 25th of November every year. On this day, the UN system and other organisations aim their activities and events to create the global awareness needed to shift mindsets and behaviours towards ending all forms of violence against women and girls. In Africa, where the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that up to 45% of women have experienced some form of sexual violence, civil society organisations play a fundamental role in helping to advocate and create public awareness on gender-based violence and to also provide support to victims. In this post, we highlight 10 African organisations that focus their work on protecting women’s rights by advocating for protective policies and implementing programmes to curb violence against women and girls. 

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