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Title:The African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET): experiences of feminist continental organising
Author:Wanyeki, L. MuthoniISNI
Periodical:Feminist Africa
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:women's organizations
Development and Technology
Status of Women
Law, Legal Issues, and Human Rights
External link:http://www.agi.ac.za/sites/default/files/image_tool/images/429/feminist_africa_journals/archive/04/fa_4_profile_3.pdf
Abstract:The African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) is a pan-African network that was set up by national women's networks in 1988 to coordinate African women's preparations for, and participation in, the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, China, in 1995. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, FEMNET is now in its 17th year of existence and has gone through both highs and lows, changing and evolving in the process. FEMNET's current advocacy mandate is based on its initial mandate - to provide strategic information on regional and international policy processes relevant to African women at the national level, and to ensure that African women are able to make effective inputs into the negotiating processes from which these regional and international policies arise. To support its advocacy mandate, FEMNET also has a training and communication mandate. This paper provides background information on FEMNET, discusses challenges faced by the network, and presents an overview of its programmes and projects. App. [ASC Leiden abstract]