AHEAD attended the FEMNET (The African Women’s Development and Communications Network) forum which was a “two-day brave, creative, autonomous, and intersectional space for all those identifying themselves as feminists, activists, gender advocates, human rights defenders and movement leaders in Africa”.

Where are we in Mauritius with SDG 5? This question must be considered in the light of the provisions in the Constitution of Mauritius, the laws of the Country, the Conventions & Treaties including the Maputo Protocol and the 2030 Agenda for the Global Goals. Recall that Mauritius ratified (with reservations) the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol) in June 2017. SDG 5 aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) is a pan- African, feminist and membership-based network based in Nairobi with over 800 members across 49 African countries. FEMNET exists to facilitate and coordinate the sharing of experiences, ideas, information, and strategies for human rights promotion among African women’s organizations through networking, communication, capacity-building and advocacy at the regional and international levels.