ADVOCACY AND LOBBYING

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  1. Capacity building of national networks of women's rights in order to contribute towards the implementation of women's human rights

 

Activities

 

Training in various themes including:

 

  • networking
  • strategic planning
  • elaboration of projects and fund raising
  • legal education of women
  • assistance to women victims of violence
  • civic education
  • women’s participation in politics

 

 

 EXAMPLES OF PROJECTS IMPLEMENTED

 

  • Beyond Beijing: Strengthening the capacity of the women’s rights national networks to contribute to Women’s human rights achievement

 

The goal of this project was to strengthen the capacity of women’s organizations for their contribution to the achievement of women’s rights. It lasted 24 months and covered 9 West African countries which are: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo. The financial partner was the European Commission.

 

  • Towards Beijing + 10 : Mobilization of the civil society of West Africa

 

The objective is to allow women and gender organisation to contribute to the NGO's effort to make input in to the African review process and to take this opportunity to strategize for the ratification of the Protocol on women's rights in Africa. It was supported by Unifem, the Global Fund for Women and the African Women Fund.

 

 

 

  1. Capacity building of judicial and extrajudicial stakeholders

 

 

Activities

Training in:

 

  • Convention of the Elimination of all forms of Discriminations Against Women
  • Women’s human rights through national laws
  • Monitoring and advocacy for the respect of women’s rights
  • Violence
  • To effectively take into account women’s rights in the area of their work;
  • To use the specific provisions related to women right’s in the conflicts’ resolution disposition;
  • To take care of women in distress and objectively identify the violation they report to them;
  • To promote the respect of women’s rights in the accordance with the national instrument and international principles;

  EXAMPLE OF PROJECT IMPLEMENTED

 

  • Sensitizing and strengthening the capacity of the judicial and extra judicial actors for the effective achievement of women’s rights in West Africa

 

The project’s objective was to sensitize and reinforce the capacities of the different categories of judicial and extra judicial actors to better take into account women’s rights. The beneficiaries were the judicial and extra judicial actors, including traditional and religious authorities. It lasted 36 months and was supported by the European Commission.

 

  1. Capacity Building of women in governance:

 

  • To influence policies, programmes plans and budgets adopted by authorities at local and national levels on the basis of women’s priorities;
  • To monitors and evaluates the implementation of the policies programmes plans and budgets ;

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Capacity building

A. Capacity building of national networks of women's rights in order to contribute towards the implementation of women's human rights

Capacity building of judicial and extrajudicial stakeholders
Capacity Building of women in governance

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Advocacy and lobbying

WiLDAF/FeDDAF in West Africa just as at the regional level maintains an institutional presence at the sessions of the main regional and international sessions dealing with women's human rights..

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Networking & Communication

 Regular communication with members let them know on the events/issues in Africa and all over the world

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