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BEYOND BEIJING: Building the capacity of women’s rights national networks

Project: BEYOND BEIJING: Building the capacity of women’s rights national networks to contribute towards the implementation of the human rights of women.” (1999 -2001)

Financial Partner: European Union

Total cost: 287,606,800 CFA francs or 438,722 Euros

Duration: 2 years 

Countries: Benin, Burkina-Faso, Cameroun, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo

Objectives: -Building the capacity of women’s organisations in the sub-region to undertake programmes aimed at raising the legal consciousness of women;

– Building the capacity of national networks to work jointly, share information and take advantage of network operations with a view to constituting themselves into pressure and advocacy groups capable of obtaining reforms likely to enhance the status of women;


  • Awakening the legal consciousness of women in every respect (social, economic and cultural) with a view to an effective application of the texts.
  • Establishing women into pressure and advocacy groups sufficiently strong to ensure the adoption of laws improving their situation.
  • The capacity of the national networks to identify the priorities of women of their countries, design adequate programmes, source financing and finally implement programmes.
  • The existence of a group of 180 trainers capable of imparting to other members the knowledge and skills acquired.
  • Campaigns against violence perpetrated against women.

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BEYOND BEIJING: Building the capacity of women’s rights national networks

WiLDAF, Sub Regional Office for West Africa was established in April 1997. It is part of a pan African women’s rights network established in 1990, initially based in Harare, but now based in Lomé, Togo. It dedicated to promoting and strengthening strategies which link law and development to increase women’s participation and influence at the community, national and international levels.

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