Fatima Maiga is a Founding Member and President of the Coalition des Femmes Leaders Nord, Sud et Centre du Mali (NSC). She is a recognized mediator for sustainable peace, and a successful policy reformer in the field of gender equality and women’s empowerment. She regularly interfaces with and influences decision-makers within the armed groups signatories to the peace agreement, governmental institutions, political parties and confessional organizations to advocate for women’s rights and inclusive peace. She is currently an independent consultant, and has previously worked as the Special Counselor at the Embassy of Norway to support the full enactment of a landmark decision made by the monitoring body of the Mali peace Agreement (the CSA) to include women. Her publications include “Turning Remote Dreams into Possibilities: Strategies for Building a Better Future for Rural Girls in Francophone Africa” (UNFPA, 2005).
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