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Offer: Call For Submissions: The African Women's Journal

In kick starting the year 2011, The African Women’s Journal, the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) signature publication- will focus on thefirst priority theme of the African Women’s Decade (2010-2020): Health, Maternal Mortality and HIV&AIDS. The Journal will specifically focus on the theme: Addressing Women's Specific Health Needs & Challenges in Africa during the African Women’s Decade (2010-2020). Deadline for abstracts: March 15, 2011.

Deadline: 15 March 2011

There is increased funding globally for women’s health issues particularly reproductive health, and a renewed emphasis on gender equality and women’s rights as a pathway to improving women’s sexual and reproductive health outcomes, especially within the context of maternal health.
In contrast, attitudes towards women’s health and sexuality continue to be punitive and retrogressive on the Continent. Conservatism and fundamentalism continue to erode women’s right to health, which could mean that increased funding and additional frameworks and policies in this area may not yield the desired results.


For those interested in submitting articles, kindly send us an ABSTRACT of your article on or before 15th March, 2011. The abstract should be written in English or French and must not be more than 100 words. It should capture critical information in your country and/ or sub-region, giving statistical data, cases studies on what has worked or not worked or real life experiences/ stories in relation to the theme of the Journal.

You will be notified if your abstract has been approved. Only writers with selected abstracts will be asked to submit a full article, which must be written in English or French and should be between 1000 to 2,000 words. The article will also need to be well researched with clear referencing. We will also require pictures relating to the article. (NB: The picture will have to be in Jpeg format), a brief biographical note, contact information with a JPEG mug shot picture of yourself in high resolution.

Deadline for submission of FULL ARTICLE will be 15th April, 2011.

Please note that all abstracts should be submitted by 15th March, 2011 by email to:

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