We support local organisations who work for women’s rights and sustainable peace in several African countries.
Our goal is a future in which women have the same rights and opportunities as men to participate in society. We want women to be able to live a life free from sexual violence, abuse, discrimination and poverty.
Our work in sub-Saharan Africa is conducted from our offices in Bukavu, Monrovia and Kigali.
School girls in Uvira in South Kivu, the DRC. Photo: Cato Lein
Women in the DRC face significant obstacles – including violence – to accessing political power, economic resources and basic services. Our partners work to challenge discriminatory norms and increase respect for women’s rights.
Liberia’s women’s movement played a key role in bringing peace to the country after years of civil war. Today, our partners support survivors of sexual violence and advocate for women’s political and economic empowerment.
In Rwanda, 61% of seats in parliament are held by women – the highest in the world. But norms and traditions still hold women back. Our partners prevent gender-based violence and promote women’s participation in decision-making.
– Francine Kasimba of our Congolese partner organisation CEDEJ-GL
Photo: Bertin Mungombe
– Yamah Kormah, who took part in a training on women’s economic empowerment, organised by our Liberian partner RWRS.
Members of our partner organisation, West Point Women for Health and Development. Photo: Bertin Mungombe