West African Women's Association (WAWA)

Association des femmes de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (AFAO)

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Mar 1984, Conakry (Guinea). Statutes adopted 9 July 1987, Abuja (Nigeria), at 10th meeting of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), as part of ECOWAS Social Programme to mobilize all sections of the West African population for the socio-economic integration of the sub-region.


Mobilize and involve women of the sub-region in the Community-building process; initiate Community (ECOWAS) projects in priority sectors, inter alia agricultural development, trade, water supply schemes, desertification control and education; urge and encourage by all possible means private initiative on the part of women, through, among other things, access to credit for women and the improvement of distribution channels; initiate and develop research programmes on living conditions and working conditions of women and urge Member States of ECOWAS to accord greater attention and a more effective support to the implementation of such programmes; promote peace, gender equality and sustainable development of women and children.

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Participates in different ECOWAS programmes. Runs programmes on: economic and social cooperation; environmental protection; socio-cultural cooperation. Organizes meetings and seminars. Works towards the establishment of a financial institution for West-African women. Other priorities: mobilization of resources; fight against poverty; information and training; peace and security.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 15 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 15: Life on Land



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