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Strengthening Women’s Skills in Peace Building and Conflict Transformation

The current situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remains highly unstable, particularly the eastern part of the country which includes north and south Kivu Provinces continue to suffer from recurring cycles of conflict and persistent v…

Kenya Transitional Justice Network : Summary Truth, Justice and Reconciliation

This summary was produced to enable Kenyans to have access to a user friendly, easy to read version of the report, and to generate public discussions on the main aspects raised. The TJRC focused on investigating and establishing a record of 'gross h…

Advancing Regional Recommendations on the Post 2015 Development Agenda - A Consultation with Civil Society

This report provides a detailed account of regional civil society perspectives on barriers to sustainable development and recommendations for overcoming them. Through quotations and summaries of the discussions and written submissions, it focuses on…

Achieving Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in the Africa

Women’s organizations in Africa have, since 2012 organized consultations at various levels to identify the gender gaps in the MDGs and ensure that the next set of proposed goals after 2015 will be gender sensitive and articulate the needs and priori…

The Roles of Civil Society in Localising the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have as from January 2016 replaced the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to be the main international mechanism for guiding development in all United Nations member states until 2030. These global goals con…

Chinese, Brazilian and Indian Investments in African Agriculture : Impacts, Opportunities and Concerns

Investments made by the Chinese, Brazilian and Indian governments in African agriculture is analyzed in this study. This brings together three new case studies of Chinese investment and aims to assess the impacts of investment on Africa's small-sca…

Etude sur la Participation des Femmes dans la Gestion des Conflits et la Consolidation de la Paix au Mali / Study on Women's Participation in Conflict Management and Peace-building in Mali

The purpose of this study is not so much to value the status or place of the woman, but rather to contribute to a better understanding of the work they have carried out, committed dynamics and constraints encountered. It highlights gaps in the imple…

Sustainable Livelihoods and Resilience: Capacity Statement

Agriculture accounts for around 30% of Africa’s GDP in low-income countries, but over 58% of all Africans are engaged in agriculture. In many countries this jumps to over 80%. Over 70% of poor Africans live in rural areas, and food production is cen…

Empowering Women and Girls

Women's movements played a critical role in independence and anti-apartheid struggles and have been increasingly visible since the 1990s—speaking out, claiming rights and changing their lives for the better. More and more women are holding public o…

Looking Back, Moving Forward : A Regional Synthesis Report of Beijing +20 Reviews from Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritania, Rwanda and Uganda

Four of the twelve thematic areas of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA)is addressed in this report notably, Women and poverty, Women and economy, Violence against women and Women in power and decision-making. The review focuses on the four theme…

African Women and Girls at the Grassroots - Their say on their World Post 2015

As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to an end and negotiations for a new development framework progress, a firm shift in development models is needed. This must go beyond thinking of women’s vulnerability and instead focus on women’s con…

Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS using a Community-led Rights-based Approach: A Case Study of Acord Tanzania

There is increasing pressure for development agencies to play a role in developing an ‘AIDS-competent’ society - one where everyone is able to assess and make decisions about factors related to the causes and consequences of HIV/AIDS and to generate…

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