Founded in 1991, the Association des Femmes Juristes du Tchad (Association of Female Lawyers of Chad, AFJT) aims to improve socio-legal conditions for and defend the rights of women and children in Chad.
The AFJT is increasingly assisting in resolving conflicts, be they inter-group, inter-community or across borders. WIth women often paying the highest price, AFJT has worked for the protection of women's rights for a long time, and has entered partnerships with various different organisations including national and international NGOs, local associations and technical and financial partners.
AFJT has received financing from the UNDP for its peacebuilding work, which focuses on training and supporting the role of women in peacebuilding, including in mediation, conciliation and dispute resolution techniques. This complements the organisation work on counselling and support for survivors of gender-based violence, which has been the basis of its activities since forming. The more than 150 participants who have benefited from this work include women with legal training but also from other associations and backgrounds. This work is in its infancy and is currently developing.