We supported the Sudanese people in their struggle to support a democratic, equal and prosperous nation. Our objective was to favor increased participation of Sudanese civil society to improve the country’s situation in terms of human rights, poverty and equality between men and women.
For example, we worked to reinforce the networking of non-governmental organizations who strive to encourage citizen participation in the economic, political and social development of their country.
We supported the association Alternative Citizen Spaces, an apolitical non-profit organization that strives for a future society founded on human rights, equality for women and men, preservation of the environment and advancement of youth. Alternative Citizen Spaces offered education programs on citizenship particularly through their radio base in Niamey and its study circles established throughout the region.
Alternatives worked to reduce extreme poverty of women and those with disabilities in the disadvantaged communities of Bamako (urban) and Segou (rural). Thanks to these programs, 1200 people - 75% of whom were women, received a literacy, mathematis and business training base, enabling them to step learn other more developed skills such as marketing and administration.
We also re-enforced economic connections between local producers, sellers and buyers.
We worked with the Yeoville Stakeholders Forum, regrouping 23 member organizations that were brought together twice every month. The forum encouraged the creation of community frameworks within organizations and was recently involved in the creation of an urban agriculture project.