The African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies (ACDHRS) in collaboration with the Gender Action Team (GAT) and partners of the Women’s Forum for Peace and Security in Guinea Bissau, Senegal and The Gambia, with support from the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) will organize an Intergenerational Forum to Enhance the Role of Women and Youths in Building lasting Peace in Casamance. The Forum is scheduled to be held on Monday, 19th April 2021, at Hotel Nema Kadior, in Ziguinchor, Casamance, Senegal.
The main objective of the Forum is to enhance women and youths towards transformative leadership across the nation and region to promote peace and security in Casamance and its bordering Countries. The Forum will focus on the Casamance region in Senegal, considering the proximity to the Gambia and Guinea Bissau borders and the impact its conflict has had on the neighboring communities of the two countries over the years. Furthermore, participants will explore how women and youth can leverage existing experiences, strategies and perspectives to build a more peaceful, cohesive and secure future for all citizens, especially in the Casamance region of Senegal and the Sub-region, as a whole.
The Forum will bring together 30 representatives of youths, women, State Agency, Local Authorities, Members of Parliament, Religious and Traditional leadership, security forces, media personnel and civil society organization representatives from the three countries, namely Guinea Bissau, Senegal and The Gambia.