Comite Regional de Solidarite des Femmes pour la Paix en Casamance /USOFORAL

 


Country

Senegal

Organization

Comite Regional de Solidarite des Femmes pour la Paix en Casamance /USOFORAL

USOFORAL, meaning 'Let's join hands' in the Diola language, was founded in 1999 in conflict-torn Casamance to support the leadership of women and women's organizations to participate effectively in the realization of lasting peace. Since 2003, USOFORAL has been working to set up local peace committees, to develop and document the peace-building experiences of rural women, to support the emergence of strong rural women's organizations, and to put peace education into practice in local communities. 

Project

Organizational Strengthening and Women's Leadership

Purpose: To enhance the leadership capacities of grassroots communities to engage in peacemaking efforts by supporting their livelihoods needs through organizing women and youth to start small village saving loans groups; and to set up small youth and women's groups to address reintegration of former combattants, foster reconciliation efforts and represent their communities in peacemaking activities in their districts.

Project Grant Amount $35,000
Total Grants Received $175,000
Years Supported 4
Theme Civil and Political Rights
Population Served Adolescent girls, Men, Women, Youth