In Guinea Bissau AU Watch gave special attention to women in an effort to increase community security. Through this programme, we worked with local partners on several projects. Our objective was to enable women to help organize their own and others’ safety. This programme took place from September 2019 until December 2019.
Our women against violence project offered women tools that enabled them to decide about matters that affect their lives and those of their families daily. We used several strategies for this: we offered women grass-roots support, encouraged their promotion in the police force, raised police, government and religious leaders’ awareness of women’s affairs and gender, and organised public campaigns and lobbying.
Activities & results
AU Watch organized a training course for 30 women on the role of women on the Maputo Protocol, human rights and women’s rights.
We have stimulated cooperation between women and religious and traditional leaders. We organised a televised discussion on women’s rights in which leaders and women’s activists took part.
Women & Police
We supported the recruitment of women police officers and prison guards.