2009

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46th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and (ACHPR)

11-25 November 2009, Banjul - GAMBIA

The 46th Ordinary Session of the ACHPR will be held in Banjul, Gambia from the 11th to 25th November, 2009. »

 

NGO Forum organized by the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies (ACDHRS)

7 - 9 November 2009, Banjul - GAMBIA

The NGO Forum organized by the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies (ACDHRS) based in Banjul, Gambia, is actively preparing the NGO forum to be held in Banjul from 7th to 9th, November, 2009. »


8th Regional Conference on Women, Beijing +15

16 - 20, November 2009, Banjul - GAMBIA

The last review in Africa of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action was in 2004. This was a major review and the process included country reports, sub-regional conferences, as well as a regional conference. »

 

Field Visit to Mozambique

August 28th 2009, Maputo - MOZAMBIQUE

Following Mozambique election, and in preparation of the African Gender Award Ceremony, the Selection Committee was invited to an audience with the President Guebuza on August 28th 2009. »

 

Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) General Assembly

25-27th May 2009 - Yaoundé, CAMEROON

On 27 May FAS was elected to the position of Chair of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union (ECOSOCC) Sectorial group on Women and Gender. »  

 

6th "Salon Africain du Livre, de la Presse et de la Culture de Genève"

22nd to 26th April 2009 - Geneva Palexpo, SWITZERLAND

For its 2nd presence at the "Salon Africain du Livre de Genève", Geneva African Book Fair, Femmes Africa Solidarité has been invited to address a two-hour panel on "Migration au Feminin", Female Migration. »  

 

3rd Short Course on "Gender, Media and Conflict"

1st to 5th April 2009 - Mbodiène, SENEGAL

The purpose of this short course was to reinforce the skills of the professional women and men working in peace and Media, civil society organisations, women's grassroots organisations, and other institutions and allow them to improve their approach to issues of Media coverage during and after conflict. »

 

Sudanese delegation advocates for peace

24th - 28th March 2009 - Geneva, SWITZERLAND

On 24th March, 2009, FAS had the privilege of welcoming five Sudanese delegates to attend events and do advocacy at the 10th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, Switzerland. This was a follow up to the 2nd Sudanese Women’s Forum on Darfur (SWOFOD) that took place from 5-7th January 2009. »

 

The International Colloquium

7th - 8th March 2009 - Monrovia, LIBERIA

The International Colloquium on Women's Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security 2009 took place in Liberia on the 7-8 of March 2009 preceded by the youth event organized by the World YWCA and celebrating women under the peace tent event organized by Femmes Africa Solidarite  on 6th March and followed by Liberia National Celebrations organized by the Ministry of Gender and Development on 9-10 March. »

 

International Colloquium Around the Corner

Women leaders from around the world will convene for the International Colloquium for Women's Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security in Monrovia, Liberia, on 7th - 8th March 2009.

The Conference, co-convened by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and President Tarja Halonen of Finland, seeks to create an environment for women and their champions around the world to discuss, learn, demonstrate and act on the benefits and lessons learned from women in leadership. »

 

53rd Session of the Commission of the Status of Women: HIV/AIDS, a great risk for women in conflict areas 

2th-13th March 2009 - New York - USA

The theme for this year's 53rd Session of the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) was: The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV7AIDS. To this end, FAS took the opportunity to invite guests from Sudan and the Sudanese Diaspora to highlight the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and children in conflict areas. A panel discussion titled: HIV/AIDS, women and war, special vulnerability for Darfuri women, what role can men play? was held on March 4 at the Church Centre in New York. »  

 

Sudanese women advocate at the UN CSW

2nd -13th March  2009 - New York, USA

At this year's 53rd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) from March 2nd to March 13th 2009, FAS has organised parallel events aimed at raising awareness of the plight of Sudanese women and bring to the international fora their advocacy message.

Four panel discussions have been organised from March 2 -6, 2009 at which Sudanese women from Darfur and the Diaspora will discuss their difficulties and campaign for the international community to help them. »

 

Second Meeting of the Sudanese Women's Forum on Darfur

5th-7th January 2009 - Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA

The second meeting of the Sudanese Women's Forum on Darfur is an initiative of FAS in partnership with Realizing Rights and the Gender is My Agenda Campaign (GIMAC), supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and Norwegian Government. It was held from January 5th-7th, 2009 in Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA. »