"Acting for Woman's Rights in Africa..."

Women in Law and Development in Africa is a Pan African network bringing together 500 organisations and 1200 individuals with a view to promoting a culture for the exercise and respect of women's rights in Africa. WiLDAF has the status of a non-profit making non governmental organisation.Read more...



  • Regular communication with members let them know on the events/issues in Africa and all over the world.
  • Exchanges meetings among members of the network at national and sub regional levels;
  • Collaboration and experiences’ exchange with other networks and organisations from all over the world working in the field of women law and development .




Communication is strategic in the implementation of WiLDAF programmes.

WiLDAF AO produces and publishes a variety of publications among which there are:


  • The quarterly bilingual (English and French) newsletter: «WiLDAF-Newsletter". For information and update on development in the network and on the relevant women’s issues.  It is distributed through a mailing list on a regular basis. It is also available on our web site at:


  • WiLDAF-AO has a dynamic website both in French and English


  • The training manuals and other tools such us pamphlets posters


Some Publications both in French and English


  • Legal rights organising for women in Africa - A Trainer's Manual
  • Guide for working with women victims of violence
  • Training manual for women in politics
  • Advocacy document for the draft additional protocol to the African Charter of Human and Peoples' Rights relating to women's rights.
  • CEDAW made easy
  • CEDAW daily implementation
  • For a World free of violence against women
  • Advocacy for a better implementation of women’s rights
  • Aide-memoire for doctors treating alleged victims of violence
  • Report on the effective implementation of women’s rights in West Africa


In addition, we facilitate the exchange of materials which will ensure that member organisations accede easily to important information likely to reinforce the programmes on women's rights in their respective countries.



As inequality grows, the UN fights for a fairer world

  The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – the UN’s blueprint for a b...


‘Endemic’ sexual violence surging in South Sudan: UN human rights office

A surge in sexual violence in South Sudan’s Unity state targeting victims a...


Female African coders ‘on the front-line of the battle’ to change gender p…

Young female African coders are “on the front-line” of the battle to change...


Kenya: Married Women Get Nod to Inherit Their Fathers' Land

  By Joseph Wangui   A court ruling asserting that married women qualify...


More women and girls needed in the sciences to solve world’s biggest challe…

Many of the world’s biggest problems may be going unsolved because too many...


Press release: UN Women urges leaders and advocates to “Think Equal, Build …

    The United Nations’ gender equality entity puts spotlight on public s...


Take action to eliminate female genital mutilation by 2030

    Mary Oloiparuni was 13 when she was mutilated. Restrained in a doorwa...


Islam Must Never Be Used to Justify Female Genital Mutilation

  Opinion By Reyhana Patel   Islam does not advocate FGM and has a key r...


Human trafficking cases hit a 13-year record high, new UN report shows

    The latest Global Report On Trafficking In Persons, released on Tuesd...


Fight for gender equality at U.N. faces tough internal resistance, report s…

 The U.N. is "years away" from being a feminist institution, and attitudes ...


Sex traffickers hold 20,000 Nigerian women and girls in Mali, agency says

    The women and girls, most aged 16-30, had been told they would be tak...


Sierra Leone bans FGM in clampdown on secret societies

    Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of FGM in Africa and is amo...


Capacity building

A. Capacity building of national networks of women's rights in order to contribute towards the implementation of women's human rights

Capacity building of judicial and extrajudicial stakeholders
Capacity Building of women in governance

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Advocacy and lobbying

WiLDAF/FeDDAF in West Africa just as at the regional level maintains an institutional presence at the sessions of the main regional and international sessions dealing with women's human rights..

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Networking & Communication

 Regular communication with members let them know on the events/issues in Africa and all over the world

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