Through our counterpart COPAGEN’s Train the Trainers program, 37 women in Côte d’Ivoire, Togo, Senegal, and Guinea-Bissau received training in agroecology, which is sustainable small-scale farming rooted in biodiversity and local knowledge. These trainers shared agroecological methods with 2,300 women. The outcomes include setting up 253 composting units in Côte d’Ivoire to build fertility in 85 hectares of land. In Togo, 12 km of stone cordons were built to combat soil erosion on 45 hectares of land.
In Guinea-Bissau, weak governance and political instability has led to the plundering of the country’s rich natural resources. Coastal areas fall prey to foreign fishing fleets, illegal logging is widespread, and mining exploration occurs without community consent. Our counterpart Tiniguena is building communities’ capacities to respond, and has organized 30 citizen watch committees that will mobilize if illegal fishing, mining, or logging occurs.
In response to widespread sexual violence committed by Burmese security forces against Rohingya women, our counterpart Kaladan Press Network published the testimonies of 21 Rohingya women survivors who have fled to Bangladesh. This report "Witness to Horror" was one of the first firsthand accounts of the recent violence against the Rohingya in Northern Arakan State. Following a trip in November 2017 to Rohingya refugee camps Inter Pares staff was able to brief Canadian government officials about the ongoing crisis. Read the report "Witness to Horror".
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