Comité d'Appui et de Soutien au Développement Economique et Social en Casamance (CASADES)

 

Country

Senegal

Organization

Comité d'Appui et de Soutien au Développement Economique et Social en Casamance (CASADES)

CASADES was formed in 1997 to help find solutions to the violent conflict in the Casamance region. Based in Kolda, the organization contributes to the establishment of a sustainable society by promoting peace and stability, civic participation and the interests of youth and women. CASADES works with more than 60 rural women's groups with the aim of building women’s capacity to represent their interests at community and district levels. The organization also runs peace and civic education programs, reaching over 800 youth.

Project

Peacebuilding and Women's Leadership

Purpose: To set up two peace committees with key community leaders to mediate local conflicts in the rural villages of Médina El Hadji and Ouassadou; to reduce transborder disputes by mediating tensions between farmers and cattle herders and raising awareness on gun trafficking and free movement of people and goods; and to mobilize women to participate in local peacebuilding efforts through training in leadership and women's rights.

Project Grant Amount $22,500
Total Grants Received $42,500
Years Supported 2
Theme Civil and Political Rights
Population Served Farmers and fisherfolk, Men, Women, Youth