Anti-Rights Views: FWI Maputo Protocol is an Assault on the Family


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In this anti-rights publication, Family Watch International (FWI) attack The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, the Maputo Protocol.

FWI is a Mormon-led anti-rights organisation based in Gilbert, Arizona, USA. Their key activities include lobbying in international human rights spaces for “the family” and anti-LGBTQ and anti-CSE policies, training civil society and state delegates (for example, ‘The Resource Guide to UN Consensus Language on Family Issues’), information dissemination and knowledge production.

FWI claims that “the Maputo Protocol is an assault on the African family and unborn children and where instituted fully will contribute to the continued breakdown of the traditional family resulting in myriad of negative consequences to men, women and children throughout Africa.” Progressive actors regard the Maputo Protocol as guaranteeing comprehensive rights to women including social and political equality and sexual health and reproductive rights.

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