The African Women launched the cooperation Initiative called African Women’s Lobby (AWL). The AWL’s goal and mission is to partner with local and national communities, policy makers and governments to discuss some of the most difficult and real issues facing African Women in the continent, transit and diaspora.
The most disadvantaged population’s voices and concerns are not reaching the ears of policy, decision-makers and donors. It is AWL’s goal to bring together international partners, governments and local organizations to a space of relationship and partnership building to combat injustice issues facing African women and children today.
If politicians want to talk, then let us talk about real issues that face African Women in countries of origin, transit and destination. The REAL issues of justice, security, education, health care, economy, integration and climate change that women and children are facing today need our cooperative voices put together to make sure that communities are thriving to their full potentials.
Research showed that the majority of the poor people around the world today are women. Women are not only poorer but also more vulnerable to the effects of poverty, injustice, insecurity, Lack of schooling and poor education, lack of availability of healthcare services including lack of health Insurance, lack of support, segregation and the impacts of climate change on women’s lives.
In decades, the positive benefits of development do not reach women and particular African Women in equal measures to others, and the proportion of women who face difficulties have constantly increased. Therefore, AWL strives to empower African women, support the protection of women’s rights and gender equality, peace, justice, education, health, integration through our network, cooperation and education programs.
AWL aims to shape the future of Women and Girls with sufficient capacity to opportunities to advance themselves and to pursue their own social, political and economic development potential to the fullest. We are therefore urging our brothers and sisters in the international community to join us in the fight to make sure that African Women and their children’s rights and dignity are protected.