Information Notes

Human Rights Council 15th Session

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Women, peace and security: from resolution to action. Ten years of Security Council Resolution 1325

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Training on gender and peacebuilding

Le Centre PanAfricain pour le Genre, la Paix et le Développement (PAC) de Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) vient de livrer une formation sur le thème des « Violences faites aux femmes dans les zones de conflit armé » en direction d'un groupe de 54 élèves officiers, originaires de 11 pays: Bénin, Burkina, Cameroun, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Mali, Madagascar, Tchad, Togo, Sénégal) et des personnels d'encadrement, de l'Ecole Nationale des Officiers d'Active (ENOA) de Thiès, au Sénégal.   full text >>

11TH Session of the Human Rights Council

The 11th session of Human Rights Council will take place next month, 2nd -18th June 2009 at the Palais of Nations, Geneva.  full text >>

A Step Forward In the Fight for Peace on Darfur

Over 160 Sudanese, African and international women came together for a Second Sudanese Women's Forum on Darfur that resulted in the drafting of a Constitution to institutionalise the Forum and the preparation of a Declaration on Darfur to be used for advocacy.   full text >>

Interview of Ms Diop to the radio Suomi

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Statement on the situation of Human Right in Sudan

FAS made a statement on the situation of Human Right in Sudan, 8th to 26th Sept'08 at the Palais de Nations in Geneva, Switzerland  full text >>

DRC Parliamentarians Trained On Gender

A delegation of twenty people from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), composed of parliamentarians, members of Congolese civil society and traditional chiefs recently attended a three day training workshop on 'Gender, Human Rights and Governance' in Dakar, Senegal.  full text >>

Mission to Sudan

FAS has sent a 3rd Mission to Sudan to facilitate a consultative meeting at the local and regional level; establish the secretariat; and to meet with relevant authorities to guarantee their support to the 2nd Sudanese Women's Forum.   full text >>

12th Pre Summit Consultative Meeting Sharm El Sheikh

African women who attended the 12th Consultative meeting on gender mainstreaming in the African Union held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt from June 21 -23, 2008, agreed to send a Women's Solidarity Mission to Zimbabwe to support women of that country after the Presidential Run-off election on June 27, 2008.  full text >>

Forum seeks female troops to protect women in conflict

Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt (PANA) - African women leaders on Sunday vowed to press for the deployment of more female peace-keepers to protect women in conflict and called on the African Union (AU) to appoint more female peace envoys.  full text >>

26 Women Trained in Entrepreneurship

T wenty-six women entrepreneurs from seven African countries attended a two-day training session aimed at mentoring them to develop their businesses. The training ran from 16th -18th June, in Dakar, Senegal and the participants came from South Africa, DR Congo, Liberia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal and one from the Diaspora. It was organised by the Pan-African Centre for Gender, Peace and Development of FAS and the Centre for Diversity in Global Management at the Instituto de Empresa (IE) of Spain.  full text >>

FAS on 11th AU Summit

Accra, GNA - African Civil Society Organisations on Thursday called on African leaders to use the 11th African Union Summit in Egypt to take a decisive decision on the formation of a government of United States of Africa.   full text >>

Sudanese Women Speak on Darfur at the 7th HRC

On 12 March 2008, Femmes Africa Solidarite and World YWCA co-sponsored a panel titled “The Road to Peace and Justice: Sudanese Women Speak on Darfur” at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. It was another successful discussion by the group of six Sudanese women who engaged in a lively discussion with the audience.   full text >>

11th Pre-Summit Consultative Meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Every six months, FAS and the Gender is My Agenda Campaign meet for the Pre-Summit Consultative Meeting on Gender Mainstreaming in the African Union. The 11th Pre-Summit was held from 22-23 January 2008 at the UN Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the margins of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU).   full text >>

FAS Elected to Board of CONGO

On 7 December, 2007, Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) was elected as a member of the Board of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CONGO). Elected with 64 votes, FAS will serve on the Board for three years. The Board oversees the work of CONGO between sessions of the CONGO General Assembly.   full text >>

FAS at International Women Leaders Global Security Summit

The International Women Leaders Security Initiative aims to bring the voice of women leaders to the international discourse on security. As an NGO working in issues of women, peace and security, Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) was invited to share its expertise at the International Women Leaders Global Security Summit on 17 November, 2007.  full text >>

FAS Participates in 2007 European Union Development Days

Bineta Diop, Executive Director of Femmes Africa Solidarite (FAS), Anupa Varghese, FAS Fundraising and Partnerships Officer, and Beatrice Fantoni, FAS Information and Communication Officer, attended the 2007 European Development Days from 7-9 November in Lisbon, Portugal.  full text >>

FAS New York Panel Discussion for Anniversary of UNSCR1325

On 22 October, 2007, the New York office of Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) hosted a panel discussion to celebrate the seventh anniversary of United Nations Security Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.   full text >>


On October 31, 2007, Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) was elected along with seven other continental civil society organisations to the General Assembly of the African Union’s Economic Social and Cultural Council. In total, 150 civil society organisations, working at the national, regional and continental level, and with the African Diaspora, will be elected to the General Assembly.  full text >>