Engaging Civil Society for Peace

This USAID-funded peacebuilding project in the Casamance region of Senegal aims to strengthen the resilience of civil society—particularly women—in using nonviolent means to resolve conflict in the region. To accomplish this, PartnersGlobal and our local partners will train local communities across the region in conflict resolution skills, which will help to mitigate low-level intra and cross-border conflicts with the Gambia and Guinea Bissau. Our team will also establish dialogue between civil society, local authorities, and security forces to break down existing barriers, create a common agenda for peace, and develop a women’s forum to advocate on behalf of women’s interests in the region.

Moving into the second year of implementation, the project will continue reaching civil society in three countries and stakeholders from the security sector in Senegal, The Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau, through various trainings, roundtables, dialogue sessions, and other activities dedicated to raising awareness of peace and security concerns.

This initiative will be conducted in partnership with Partners West Africa-Senegal (PWAS), TOSTAN, and Plateforme des Femmes pour la Paix en Casamance (PFPC).

Funded by the US Agency for International Development

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