AWLN in collaboration with the International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region Office (IPPFAR), AWDF and the Ekiti State government, led by Governor and Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and Mrs. Funmi Olayinka, launched the Maternal Health Record Book and Multiple Birth Trust Fund in Ekiti State, Nigeria on 9th June, 2011. Ekiti has shown commitment to prioritizing issues of maternal and reproductive health with the help of Network member H.E. Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, Co-founder of AWDF and First Lady of Ekiti State, Nigeria.
AWLN Launch 2010
The African Women Leaders Network for Reproductive Health and Family Planning was launched on the 23rd and 24th of July 2010 at the Lake Victoria Serena Resort in Lweza, Uganda. The key objective was to formally launch the Network and provide a forum for Network Members to share experiences.This meeting was purposefully organized to coincide with the African Union (AU) Heads of States’ Summit in Kampala whose focus was Maternal, Infant and Child Health in Africa and where several Network members participated in the discussions.
Commission on the Status of Women in NYC
AWLN participated in the 56th Session on the Commission on the Status of Women in NYC, Feb. 27 - March 2012. AWLN members participated in panel discussions, media engagements, country delegations, and conversation circles to advance the reproductive health and family planning rights of women in Africa.
AWLN held a policy engagement in Ghana , October 10 - 14, 2011. The meeting highlighted existing policy commitments, challenges and efforts made to ensure adequate financing to reduce unmet need for family planning in Ghana. AWLN collaborated with the Ghana Ministry of Health to launch the first annual 'Family Planning Awareness Conference.'
AWLN held a country engagement in Kenya from August 29 - 30, 2011. The engagement provided a forum for different stakeholders to participate in the implementation of the National Reproductive Health Strategy (2009 – 2015). In addition, AWLN visited centres dedicated to the economic empowerment and reproductive health services and rights of youth, sex workers and other marginalized communities.
AWLN participated in the 2nd International Family Planning Conference, November 29- December 2, 2011 in Dakar, Senegal. The Conference enabled participants to share research, best practices, and progress on national strategies to deliver family planning services in their respective countries and ways to ensure universal family planning services. AWLN co-hosted a side event with the International Planned Parenthood Federation
Africa Region (IPPFARO)