West African Women's Association (WAWA)

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

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URL: http://afaowawa.org/

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Founded

1984-03 Conakry Guinea

History

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.

Aims

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.

Events

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Structure

General Assembly (every 2 years). Bureau (meets twice a year), consisting of President, 1st Vice-President, 2nd Vice-President, Secretary-General and Treasurer. External Auditors (2).

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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

UIA Org ID

XE5982

Last News

2018

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