American Jewish World Service: Women are Agents for Peace in Casamance, Senegal

Since 2012, American Jewish World Service (AJWS) has supported the Women’s Platform for Peace in Casamance (PFPC), a movement of more than 170 women’s organizations, to mobilize civil society to advocate for an inclusive peace process to the 34-year conflict affecting the region of southern Senegal. The coalition is working to draw national attention to the prolonged conflict and ensure that its members and their constituencies are included in the national peace negotiations. AJWS was one of the first donors of the PFPC, enabling the coalition to consolidate and become a strong voice representing women for peace in the region within just two years. PFPC is now mobilizing women across the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, and Senegal to push for broader sub-regional peace dialogues, and to ensure the perspectives of women are included within a road-map for peace. PFPC has been hailed by Senegalese President Macky Sall as the carriers of the “torch for peace.”

American Jewish World Service: Women are Agents for Peace in Casamance, Senegal