Terms of Reference: Web Design
About the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) Coalition:
The Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) is a coalition of over 50 organizations working on women’s rights in 27 countries in Africa.
SOAWR was formed in 2004, with the principal objective of advocating for the adoption, ratification, domestication and implementation of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (the Maputo Protocol). The SOAWR campaign over the next five years seeks to ensure that the Maputo Protocol remains a central policy instrument for the pursuit of women’s rights in Africa by accelerating ratification in countries where this has not been done, and pursuing domestication, implementation and accountability in countries where ratification has occurred.
In 2019, the SOAWR Coalition embarked on a representative, consultative, member-driven process of developing its Strategic Plan 2020-2024 (the Strategic Plan). The Strategic Plan seeks to consolidate on the gains made over the past year, secure greater domestication and implementation of the Maputo Protocol in addition to ensuring a stronger coalition on women’s rights advocates in the continent.
To sustain calls aimed at urging African Union Member States to honor their commitments and obligations under the Maputo Protocol, while at the same time driving an active movement of SOAWR Coalition members, visible and effective communication and advocacy interventions need to be adopted. These will not only illustrate the need for the Coalition members to work together but will also demonstrate the importance of advancing women’s and girls’ rights across Africa as a whole.
It is for this reason that the SOAWR Coalition seeks to develop a website through which members will provide regular updates on activities geared towards supporting the domestication and implementation of the Maputo Protocol in their respective countries and to sustain public conversations on women’s and girls’ rights in Africa.
This website will serve as an online resource where updates on the Maputo Protocol and on the progress made in safeguarding women’s and girls’ rights in Africa will be shared on a regular basis, as part of the efforts geared towards enhancing SOAWR’s communication. The website will also provide a platform for the Coalition members to network and share their experiences.
Make Every Woman Count (MEWC), on behalf of the SOAWR Coalition therefore seeks to recruit a consultant or firm to develop a new website for the Coalition. We anticipate that the website will be modern, user-friendly, interactive and responsive to the needs of its members and other users.
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