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Women-led NGO AWRA Empowers African Children Through Comic Series

Meet Kawkab, a 10-year-old Sudanese shero whose superpowers allow her to defy space and time. Kawkab was created by AWRA founding member Reem Abdellatif and Sudanese Artist Ibrahim of Abbas Comics to empower African children through educational comics. Kawkab is one of many young girls who dares to dream. She uses her unique […]

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AWRA calls on Mali to protect women and girls from FGM and gender violence during times of conflict

AMSTERDAM, JUNE 28, 2021- African Women Rights Advocates (AWRA) calls on the government of Mali to take immediate action to protect women and girls from female genital mutilation (FGM) and gender-based violence, particularly during times of heightened political conflict. Over a span of nine months, Mali has seen two military coups that have […]

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AWRA steps up efforts to end FGM, child marriage in Kenya’s most remote villages

The African Women Rights Advocates (AWRA) movement has been strengthening its efforts in some of Kenya’s most remote villages to help reduce the rates of child marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). “One of the main challenges is accessibility to the remote villages where FGM and child marriage cases are high, that’s why not […]

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African Women Rights Advocates join forces to create safe space for women and girls in a post-pandemic world

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS – The African Women Rights Advocates (AWRA), led by women from the African continent and diaspora is celebrating its launch today as it becomes one of the first survivor-led initiatives aimed at creating sustainable change to empower African women and girls. A dynamic group of African leaders, entrepreneurs, and grassroots activists […]