Equality Now Event Calendar: What's Happening Now

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SOAWR Protocol Ratification Mission
10-13 November • Bujumbura, Burundi
Equality Now will be part of a mission led by SOAWR country member, Collectif des Associations et ONGS Féminines de Burundi (CAFOB) together with members of FAHAMU and OXFAM to aid the final push for ratification of The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, better known as the Maputo Protocol.

UNECA CSOs Consultation on Beijing +20 & Africa Regional Conference
13-19 November • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
FGM Manager Mary Wandia represented Equality Now at these meetings focused on women's rights in Africa in the lead up to the 20-year anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing+20), which will be a key component of the March 2015 session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Attendees included civil society organizations, Ministers of Women/Gender/Social Affairs and other key stakeholders from across the continent. For more information, visit http://www.uneca.org/beijing-plus-20.

At the CSOs Consultation, 190 civil society representatives from 34 countries in the 5 regions of Africa crafted an official African Position on B+20 for CSW, which will ultimately feed into next year's Global Political Declaration on B+20. Read it here.

ICJ Kenya 2014 Annual Jurists Conference
Implementing Africa’s New Constitutions: Opportunities, Prospects & Challenges

18-22 November • Cape Town, South Africa
AGLDF/SOAWR Project Manager Africa, Jane Serwanga, will present a paper on "Women's Participation in Political Processes," particularly relating to the Maputo Protocol, at this annual gathering of International Commission of Jurists members. The aim of the conference is to "equip jurists, lawyers, judges and scholars with tools to assess the extent to which reliance can be placed on the new Constitutions for the betterment of the lives of people in the African continent." For more information, click here. Follow the conversation on Twitter at #AJC2014 or @ICJKenya.

Global Campaign for Equal National Rights
Steering Committee Strategic Planning Meeting

15-17 December • Geneva, Switzerland
Details to come.