A successful advocacy campaign for the WVL-Musoya project!

News | Published at: January 12 2023

In collaboration with SOCODEVI, the WVL-Musoya project has been developed four years ago and now intervenes in five different regions of Mali. Intending to work towards women’s equality and rights, this project gave place to an advocacy campaign in Koulikoro’s region.

Project goals

The WVL-Musoya project aims to support organizations and networks of women’s rights to improve the services that are offered to them. The project reaches several regions in Mali and involves many regional partners. It allows services offered to women and girls to be optimized in a spirit of cooperation with these organizations. Their collaboration helps create spaces to exchange safely, which strengthens the skills, capacities, and knowledge of Malian women’s networks about law and policies. Supporting local and regional actions help raise the population's awareness about gender equality issues. This dynamic promotes positive and sustainable changes to be introduced in Mali.

Advocacy campaign in Koulikoro ; impacts of the WVL-Musoya

With the financial support of the WVL-Musoya project, many initiatives have been created, such as an advocacy and awareness campaign against female genital mutilation and forced marriage of girls in Mali.

This campaign is part of the project and aims to inform and raise population awareness about gender- based discrimination. Female genital mutilations are part of governmental initiatives, but they are lacking tangible results. With the support and participation of the WVL-Musoya project’s stakeholders, this campaign helped expand knowledge about genital mutilation among local communities. By facilitating access to medical and legal knowledge on female genital mutilation, this campaign allows women and girls to better protect themselves against these discriminations.

This collaboration has empowered Malian women to be better equipped about the real consequences of these practices, while also being informed that legal documents existed to frame the ban on female genital mutilation. This new knowledge is a real asset for Malian women and girls, as they can now better protectthemselves.