Launched in 2017, the Africa Reproductive Rights Initiative (ARRI) is a platform that brings together civil society organizations that are working to advance reproductive rights across Africa.
The regional network is dedicated to accelerating progress towards the full realization of African women’s and girls’ reproductive rights by connecting and strengthening legal and policy advocacy at the national, regional and global levels. ARRI aims to strengthen the reproductive rights movement by creating a forum where members can share experiences, exchange valuable knowledge and skills, and utilize their collective strength in providing support for legal accountability.
ARRI is represented by 30 organizations from 13 African countries. The membership covers a wide set of sectors and disciplines, including women’s rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, disability rights, humanitarian, and adolescents. All members bring a track record of leveraging national, regional and global policy and legal commitments to advance reproductive rights in their countries and/or at the Africa regional level with:
- National courts and legislators
- National human rights institutions
- The East African Court of Justice
- The ECOWAS Court of Justice
- The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and
- United Nations treaty monitoring bodies.
[Add link: ARRI Statement of Commitment (English and French)]