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RENLUV is a network of organisations that works to tackle gender and child-based violence in Guinea Bissau.
Last updated: December 2017

renluv 1RENLUV is a network of organisations that promotes awareness-raising, training, information, advocacy, prevention, protection and monitoring of gender-based violence and child-based violence, as well as care, referral and follow-up of cases.

It is emerged as a group of nine Guinean NGOs focused on human rights named 'Fight Against Violence Dynamics' in 2004. A year later a General Assembly transformed this group into a network. The RENLUV network today is composed of forty-six member organisations.

RENLUV has focal points in all regions of the country and has promoted forty vigilance committees in the regions of Bafata and Cacheu in order to increase the participation of women in decision-making processes as well as in conflict management and mediation.

renluv 2Key activities

RENLUV carries out actions such as lobbying political parties, authorities and congressman, and has been a determined advocate for the adoption and implementation of the law punishing female genital mutilation and domestic violence.

It carried out an international conference entitled 'Enough' focusing on gender violence with representatives of Portugal, Mozambique and Senegal enabling the sharing of experiences. It also carries out public events on female genital mutilation and domestic violence.

RENLUV works with a number of local associations and collaborates daily with traditional and religious authorities.

Its partners include government agencies, NGOs focused on human rights, NU agencies, the European Union, Plan, SWISSAID and the American Embassy.

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