Femmes Africa Solidarite

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Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) "is a women's non-governmental organization (NGO) working to engender the peace process in Africa. Since its inception in 1996, FAS has worked to foster, strengthen and promote the leading role of women in the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts on the African continent." [1]

"In partnering with grassroots women's organizations, FAS is committed to working in tandem with them to support local movements and endeavours, rather than competing with them. FAS frequently works in partnership with organizations such as the Mano River Women's Peace Network (Marwopnet), Pro-Femmes, the African Women's Committee on Peace and Development (AWCPD) and the West African Women's Association (WAWA). In so doing, it makes every effort to disseminate information about their activities and generate." [2]

  • Bineta Diop - Executive Director of Femmes Africa Solidarité

Partners and Donors [3]

"Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) relies on voluntary contributions and donations from Governments, private foundations and UN agencies to carry out its work. FAS gratefully acknowledges the financial support from the following key partners:


  • The Government of Finland
  • The Government of Luxemburg
  • The Government of the Netherlands
  • The Government of Norway
  • Department for International Development of the UK Government - DFID
  • The Government of Senegal
  • Spanish Ministry for Cooperation

Regional organisations

United Nations agencies

  • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS - UNAIDS
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • United Nations International Labour Organisation - ILO
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Private Foundations

Networking and Partnerships

"The development of strong networking relations with women's civil society organizations is crucial for FAS. Conferences and other events in support of women's issues are an important means of consolidating and expanding these networks and partnerships.

FAS' partners

FAS' main networks


Web: http://www.fasngo.org

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. Who We Are, Femmes Africa Solidarite, accessed September 27, 2007.
  2. Strategies, Femmes Africa Solidarite, accessed September 27, 2007.
  3. Partners and Donors, Femmes Africa Solidarite, accessed September 27, 2007.