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Grants Awarded | Niger River Basin

Coalition Burkinabè pour les Droits de la Femme (CBDF)
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
http://courantsdefemmes.free.fr/Assoces/Burkina/CBDF/CBDF.html

CBDF’s mission is to increase respect for women’s rights at the national and regional levels. With 15 member NGOs and associations in half of Burkina Faso’s provinces, it has a total membership of 1,924 individual women. CBDF focuses on gender equality in relationships within the family unit; the elimination of violence against women; and women’s citizenship and their participation in the exercise of power. CBDF advises the Burkina Faso Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and the Ministry of Justice on women’s rights.

201568,1721 year
This grant contributes to the economic and social advancement of women rice growers in southwest Burkina Faso. The grant supports CBDF to organize a series of meetings and trainings for 35 rural women’s organizations, providing learning opportunities about the right to live without violence, their access to land to grow rice and the value of cooperative approaches in defending their rights and marketing their rice.
2013$63,7502 years
This grant supports thirty rural women’s organizations in the rice sector in Bama, Banfora, and Di in western Burkina Faso. CBDF enables these organizations to share their experiences in strengthening their organizational leadership; building their capacity in various institutional areas; and highlighting the social, economic, and political power derived from producing, transforming, and marketing rice.
2012$29,5281 year
With this grant, CBDF aims to advance land rights of rural women members in Di, Bama, and Banfora in Burkina Faso, by raising awareness of opportunities to own land presented by the Millennium Challenge Account.
2011$37,5871 year
This grant enables the increased participation of rural women in Burkina Faso’s economic development.

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