African Women's Development & Communication Network (FEMNET)

Organization's name: African Women's Development & Communication Network (FEMNET)
Organization's acronym: FEMNET
Former Name(s): N/A
Headquarters address  
Address: P.O. Box 54562 - 00200
12 Masaba Road, Lower Hill
Nairobi
Kenya
Phone: +254 20 271 2971 / 271 2972
Fax: +254-20-271-2974
Email: admin@femnet.or.ke
Web site: www.femnet.org
Organization type: Non-governmental organization
Languages:
  • Portuguese
  • French
  • English

Activities

Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Capacity building
  • Human rights of women
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women
Geographic scope: Regional
  • Africa
Country of activity:
  • Kenya
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 1988
Year of registration (YYYY): 1996
Organizational structure: Since inception in 1988, FEMNET has played a leading role in building the women’s movement in Africa and ensuring that women and girls’ voices are amplified, and their needs, priorities, and aspirations are prioritized in key policy dialogues and outcomes that have direct and indirect impact on their lives. FEMNET has established her niche as a nucleus serving to mobilize African women and girls to influence, lobby and advocate for the domestication and implementation of commitments made by African governments to the advancement of gender equality and realization of women’s rights. Such commitments include the global and continental declarations on gender equality and women’s rights that African governments are signatories to such as the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women and Girls (CEDAW), Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA), ICPD Programme of Action, and Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development (SDGs) at the global level and the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol) at the regional level.
Number and type of members: FEMNET is a Regional Pan-African Network of women's rights organizations. Currently, FEMNET has over 600 members (individual and organizational) in 46 African countries.
Affiliation with NGO networks: A member of the UN Women's Major Groups, NGO CSW/Africa, Solidarity for African Women's Rights.
Funding structure:
  • Membership fees or dues
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources

Additional Information

Sustainable Development

Major group affiliation:
  • Women
  • Non-governmental organization
Involvement in UN Partnerships: Yes
If yes, explain in detail: Since 2000, FEMNET has engaged and mobilized African women and gorls to participate in the annual UN Commission on the Status of Women to contribute and share information, experiences and strategies on the gender equality and women's empowerment agenda.
Affiliation with other organizations: NGO CSW/Africa, UN Women's Major Groups, Solidarity for African Women's Network (SOAWR)
Publications: FEMNET publications are available here: http://femnet.org/resources/

Social Development

Affiliation with other organizations: NGO CSW/Africa, UN Women's Major Groups, Solidarity for African Women's Network (SOAWR)
Publications: FEMNET publications are available here: http://femnet.org/resources/
Purpose of the organization: Since inception in 1988, FEMNET has played a leading role in building the women’s movement in Africa and ensuring that women and girls’ voices are amplified, and their needs, priorities, and aspirations are prioritized in key policy dialogues and outcomes that have direct and indirect impact on their lives. FEMNET has established her niche as a nucleus serving to mobilize African women and girls to influence, lobby and advocate for the domestication and implementation of commitments made by African governments to the advancement of gender equality and realization of women’s rights. Such commitments include the global and continental declarations on gender equality and women’s rights that African governments are signatories to such as the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women and Girls (CEDAW), Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA), ICPD Programme of Action, and Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development (SDGs) at the global level and the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol) at the regional level.
Confirmation of the activities of the organization at the regional, national or international level: FEMNET activities are available here www.femnet.org
A list of members of the governing body of the organization, and their countries of nationality: FEMNET list of Board memebrs is available here: http://femnet.org/about/#1446824628312-34626c2a-0475
Description of the membership of the organization, indicating the total number of members: FEMNET is a Regional Pan-African Network of women's rights organizations. Currently, FEMNET has over 600 members (individual and organizational) in 46 African countries.

Advancement of Women

Affiliation with other organizations: NGO CSW/Africa, UN Women's Major Groups, Solidarity for African Women's Network (SOAWR)
Publications: FEMNET publications are available here: http://femnet.org/resources/

Forests

Major group affiliation: Women
Affiliation with other organizations: Solidarity for African Women's Network (SOAWR)
Affiliation with UN bodies: NGO CSW/Africa, UN Women's Major Groups
Publications: FEMNET publications are available here: http://femnet.org/resources/

Public Administration and Development Management

Publications: FEMNET publications are available here: http://femnet.org/resources/