Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) conducts training workshops specifically adapted to the needs of grassroots women in the areas of reconciliation, civic education, conflict resolution, negotiation and leadership.
In addition, FAS develops advocacy platforms and favours the creation of new local African networks and partnerships in these different programme areas.
In March 2008, FAS organised two training workshops for Sudanese Women and other participants in Geneva, Switzerland.
This was parallel to the 7th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
The aim of the trainings was to build the capacity of the women on two International and African Union legal Instruments that are important to their work.
The trainings were: "United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325: A legal instrument regarding women, peace and security" AND "Introduction to CEDAW, the Human Rights System and African Union Legal Instruments".
In Burundi, FAS organized training workshops and advocacy missions that successfully led to the participation of 150 women in the Arusha Peace Negotiations in 1998.
In February 2007, FAS received funding from the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to finance projects in the Great Lakes region for the next three years.
The grant covers specific capacity-building projects aimed at elaborating and carrying out National Action Plans for the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325.