West African Women's Association (WAWA)

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

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URL: http://afaowawa.org/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/afaowawa

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1984-03 Conakry Guinea


Mar 1984, Conakry (Guinea). Statutes adopted 9 Jul 1987, Abuja (Nigeria), at 10th meeting of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of F-XD3462 - 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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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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