The women movement in Africa has challenged governments to make solid commitments to supporting feminism and promotion of women’s rights.
The call has been sounded by women leaders during the dinner organized by Akina mama wa Africa to reflect on the achievements and challenges of the Beijing platform for Action 25 years on.
According to Memory Kachwamba the head o the African Women’s Development and communications Network for Africa (FEMNET), Pan African women’s rights Organization, just like many of the white states, African governments must walk the talk.
“The law in Africa is worrying! what really needs to happens is having a feminist foreign policy so we’ve seen Canada, we’ve seen Sweden and recently also Mexico and France as well also coming up with feminist foreign policies.
There is that global commitment. The second thing would be also the commitments to funding. Its not enough for governments for example to have a policy but not back it up with funding.”