Raising Her Voice

Empowering women to engage effectively in governance

August 2009 Blog Posts (6)

Taking the Au Women's Rights Protocol to the rural community in Liberia

WOLPNET held a one day sensitization on raising her voice for community leaders in the Totota community in Bong County ,Liberia on August 20.

The female clan chief and the male town chief were very excited about the protocol and and asked WOLPNET to assist them in engaging the Central Government on the Au Women Rights Protocol. the participants highlighted cultural practices as the main obstacles to implementing the protocol. Women were very opened in telling their stories while some of… Continue

Added by Tonieh A. Talery-Wiles on August 21, 2009 at 13:40 — 5 Comments

LAC meeting of RHV staff and partners

We've finished day 1 of the LAC RHV meeting. It's great to meet everyone and learn more about all of their work and the challenges they face. The British Ambassador in Guatemala opened the meeting. She is the youngest British Amabassador anywhere & she was very keen to help etc. She has promised to visit the RHV project in Guatemala and she held a brief meeting with the RHV PM and partner (Visitacion Padilla) from Honduras - as she coveres Honduras as well.

We spent a lot of time… Continue

Added by johncropper on August 20, 2009 at 15:05 — No Comments

Should RHV have its own "voice"?

Some recent headlines/new stories around violence against women have been truly frightening - the Afghan wife-starving law is a good example and there are many examples from all over the world - from RHV countries but really from everywhere. Recently, the Pan Africa team has been working on the case of the women being prosecuted and threatened with flogging for wearng trousers.

This leads me to wonder if we - as a programme - should find ways to develop a voice on these issues and of… Continue

Added by johncropper on August 18, 2009 at 17:31 — No Comments

Meeting on formulating guidelines on reporting on the AU Protocol on the Rights of Women

I just attended a meeting organized by the Centre for Human Rights (University of Pretoria) and the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights in Pretoria, South Africa on 6-7 August to discuss draft guidelines for state reporting on the AU Protocol on the Rights of Women. The Centre for Human Rights together with its LL.M students put together a draft guideline borrowing from the existing guidelines under CEDAW and the African Charter. The meeting brainstormed on how to ensure that the… Continue

Added by Caroline Muthoni Muriithi on August 13, 2009 at 14:25 — No Comments

Raising Her Voice in Papua

Shanty, Susanne, Linche and Ines, all Oxfam Great Britain staff, were together in Papua. We discussed gender equality and governance and many issues of gender and culture and religion with partners. We also spent a great day with the communities celebrating (through dances and songs, with men and women) the achievements of RHV so far and hearing what the women have to say. Despite the fact that RHV is still relatively new, the women feel strongly that this is already offering them the… Continue

Added by Ines on August 10, 2009 at 12:33 — 1 Comment

CAPWIP capacity building in Manila, The Philippines - Making Governance Gender Responsive (1)

From 23-31 July 2009, Miss Hadeezah Haruna, Programme Manager, Raising Her Voice, at Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA), Abuja, Nigeria, and I (Osaro Odemwingie, Manager for RHV at OGB in Nigeria) attended a capacity building on Making Governance Gender Responsive in Manila, the Philippines. The programme, the 9th in the series, was organized by Center For Asia Pacific Women In Politics (CAPWIP). The global RHV project facilitated our attendance in an effort to build… Continue

Added by Osaro Odemwingie on August 6, 2009 at 9:00 — No Comments

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