As we mark this International Day of Happiness - March 20, the State of the African Woman Campaign (SOAWC), are happy and excited to announce the launch of the brand new RightByHer website, which can be accessed here: https://rightbyher.org/
Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated 20th March as the International Day of Happiness as a way to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world. This year’s theme is Share Happiness - focusing on the importance of relationships, kindness and helping each other. For women and girls in Africa to be truly happy, issues of gender equality and SRHR need to be urgently addressed, as good health is a key component for happiness. This includes ensuring more effective implementation of the Maputo Protocol and Maputo Plan of Action at the continental, sub regional and national levels.
Please subscribe to the website for more updates on the work of the campaign, including SGBV, SRHR, HIV &AIDS and Harmful Practices. Soon, we will update the website with informative findings from the RightByHer Scientific Research Report currently being finalised, and which seeks to expand the knowledge and evidence of implementation of the Maputo Protocol and Maputo Plan of Action at multiple levels in Africa.
Wishing you a productive International Day of Happiness, full of progress towards happy, healthy, safe, educated and free women and girls in Africa!