Various civil society news in West Africa is captured in this edition of the Situation Report.
In Burkina-Faso, a new coalition of civil society organisations was established to encourage leaders to take action against acts of violence and poor living conditions; especially for women and youth.
Multiple civil society organisations were central in launching the Africans Rising movement in various countries across West Africa; including Gambia, Ghana, and Sierra Leone. Some of the issues the movement hopes to address include human rights violations, corruption, and threats to the well-being of civil society.
The Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection hosted a conference called “Liberian Men; Stepping it Up for Gender Equality;” an all-male conference aimed at empowering men to do their part in promoting gender equality.
Guinea-Bissau continues to face conflict and scrutiny from citizens, civil society, and international organisations over the conditions under President José Mario Vaz.