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Grants Awarded | Mano River Union

Association pour la Défense des Droits des Enfants et des Femmes en Guinée (ADDEF-G)
Conakry, Guinea

Established in 1997, ADDEF-G's mission is to defend, protect and promote the rights of women in Guinea. ADDEF-G accomplishes this by training paralegals, carrying out awareness-raising activities and conducting information campaigns. ADDEF-G also actively organizes to change laws that discriminate against women, while at the same time working to change attitudes and practices that discriminate against women and children.

2015100,0001 year
This grant supports a collaborative named Alliance Djibelor which ADDEF-G is part of. The grant enables Alliance Djibelor to promote the economic, social, and cultural rights of rural women in Guinea, Senegal, and Guinea-Bissau through the work of well-trained paralegals. In particular, the funds are used to update their training courses and deploy 90 rural women as paralegals in various local communities. The paralegal programs of the Alliance partners converge in training quality, learning processes, and results.
2014$10,0001 year
This grant supports the work of ADDEF-G and the rural women it works with in Guinea Forestière to address the spread of the Ebola virus.
2013$80,0002 years
This grant enables ADDEF-G to continue its work to promote the rights of rural women in Guinea Forestière. Specifcally, ADDEF-G will open a legal clinic in Nzérékoré and provide ongoing training and deployment of paralegals.
2011$3,1626 months
This grant enables two staff members to participate in a financial management training in Dakar, Senegal.
2010$75,0002.5 years
With this grant, ADDEF-G supports the expansion of its program to educate communities about women’s rights in Guinée Forestière. Specifically, ADDEF-G will open a legal clinic in Guéckédou, provide ongoing training and deployment of paralegals, and strengthen its capacity to mobilize resources.
2009$28,0001 year
This grant enables ADDEF-G to train and support paralegals in the prefectures of Guéckédou and Kissidougou, as well as to document and assess the impact of paralegal work on the status of women in rural areas. The grant supports ADDEF-G to set up and operate a women’s legal clinic in Kissidougou, and to strengthen its branch offices in Kissidougou and Guéckédou .
2008$20,0001 year
This grant enables ADDEF-G to train and deploy new paralegals and pay stipends for current paralegals. It also enables the production and distribution of legal materials for women living in the Guéckédou and Kissidougou areas. The grant contributes to ADDEF-G’s institutional development by covering office expenses and stipends for four staff working on the paralegal project.
2008$8,5996 months
This grant enables a staff and a community member of ADDEF-G to be part of a rural women’s delegation attending the 2008 AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights and Development, in Cape Town, South Africa, with the purpose of sharing knowledge, building connections, and informing strategies.
20074,7696 months
This grant enables ADDEF-G to improve its communication and contact with paralegals who are working to inform rural women of their rights in the Kissidougou and Guéckédou border areas of Guinea.
2006$14,7002 years
This two-year grant enables ADDEF-G to expand its program for establishing paralegal services for rural women in the Gueckedou and Kissidougou border region of Guinea. Paralegals play an important role in disseminating information to Guinean women about their rights. Specifically, the grant will be used to prepare documents for awareness-raising activities, to train and deploy 30 paralegals, and to follow up and evaluate these activities.
2006$5,2146 months
This grant enables the participation of two representatives of ADDEF-G at the World Social Forum (WSF) 2007 in Nairobi, Kenya.

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