Femmes Africa Solidarite
In FAS vision, each and every African woman can play a role in conflict prevention and resolution, and peacebuilding, contributing to peace in Africa, while improving their own life at the same time. FAS recognizes that women are disproportionately affected by violent conflicts. However, rather than perceiving women only as passive victims, FAS acknowledges that women are also active civil society agents with skills, strengths, and the potential to bring about positive change for their own countries and themselves, and beyond. With this vision in mind, FAS primary mission is to empower African women to assume a leadership role in building peace.
FAS promotes the role of women in conflict resolution through advocating for African women’s rights, inclusion, and leadership in national, regional and international peace processes. FAS supports engendering peace policies and programs to ensure women’s rights are reflected as well as strengthening women’s leadership capacity at the grassroots level to restore and maintain community peace. Supporting women, peace and security on the ground, FAS undertakes peace and solidarity missions to share women’s experiences as well as provides trainings on leadership skills and advocacy strategy.