The Cellule de Liaison et d'Information des Associations Féminines (Women's Associations' Information and Liaison Group, CELIAF) brings together 700 organisations working with 16,000 women in Chad. Its mission is to contribute to the eradication of all forms of gender discrimination in Chad.
It works to create spaces for exchange and reflection between women's groups, allowing them to share information and develop their work together.
With women and children often the most affected by conflict and war, its peacebuilding work aims to build on the awareness raising campaign launched by the Tchadian government in 2007.
From 2012 to 2014, CELIAF ran an EU-funded project supporting women's leadership in peacebuilding. This project aimed to improve the quality and depth of women's roles in supporting peace and security-building processes in Africa. It saw the holding of a regional conference involving Cameroon, CAR, Sudan, the Ivory Coast, Mali, Congo, DR Congo, Burundi and Chad in September 2014, in order to help establish a coalition of women's organisations to better lobby for and advocate around women's and peace issues.
From 2013 to 2014, it also ran a project on women, citizenship, democracy, peace and security financed by Cooperation Suisse. This allowed CELIAF to advocate for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security in Chad, including the adoption of a law on quotas for women's representation in decision making, and measures to counter the proliferation of small arms and light weapons.
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