2012 LLM student Satang Nabanech wins prize

Posted on March 08, 2012

The Association of African Women for Research and Development (AAWORD) organises the Advocacy Competition on Gender and Political Participation in Africa.

Context of and justification for the competition
Despite the achievements noted, women’s rights organisations and activists are still encouraging the topic of gender equality in the development policies and programmes of African states at global, continental and national levels. At the level of democratic governance, the examination of the trends of women’s political participation since Beijing reveals that, despite a few results gained in the field, progress is not in line with the 30% set in Beijing. The gap between men and women is still high at all levels of decision making.
Satang Nabanech
Satang is a child rights activist and women's rights advocate and she has in-depth knowledge of women’s rights and their empowerment. She has translated this into capacity building, programme development, research and practical engagement with grassroots, national, regional and international organisations and platforms that she is part of and has worked with.
She possesses strong advocacy, presentation and communications skills as well as good research and networking skills that are necessary to advance the leadership development of young women that she ardently believes in.
The Association of African Women for Research and Development (AAWORD) is a Pan-African non-governmental organisation based in Dakar, Senegal. AAWORD undertakes and supports research and training and advocacy with the intention of promoting the economic, political and social rights of African women.

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