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Civil Society Situation Report May 16- 31 2017

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.

These and many more interesting civil society news updates are featured in this edition of the civil society situation report.

The Civil Society Situation Report is a bi-monthly synopsis of news articles compiled by WACSI on civil society and citizen engagement across West Africa. It serves as a tool to monitor the trends and changes in both fields across the regions.

Access the situation report here.

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