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GCLWS – West Africa Forum: The Role and Responsibility of Women and Youth in Land Governance

The Global Convergence of Land and Water Struggle-West Africa organized AFRICAN FORUM dubbed “The Role and Responsibility of Women and Youth in Land Governance; Focuses on Customs and Practices”

The forum brought together leader(s) of member National Platforms, Customary Chiefs & Queen-Mothers, Women and Youth from the West Africa sub-region: Ghana, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Chad, among other countries in the Globe participated in the forum held in Selingue, Mali from 5th to 8th December 2019.

The closing ceremony was strategically organized in Mande, a tourist community where Sundiata Keita was buried.

Traditional Hunters shown the dance of Sundiata Keita, a powerful warrior of Mali empire.

Customs and practices of the Chiefs and people of Mande were displayed portraying the rich culture of Africa.

#WOMEN & YOUTH||STAKEHOLDERS||SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Sustainable development accepts environmental protection, social and economic development and without women’s empowerment, women wouldn’t feel equally important to the process of development as men. It is widely believed that, the full participation of women is critical for development.

WOMEN WE ARE GOOD STEWARDS
Ma Terre, mon eau, ma vie
My Land, my water, my life.

The place of a woman in the society, or the duty of a woman is to play a very VITAL ROLE IN THE HUMAN RACE, AND HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT IN THE SOCIETY. A WOMAN IS NOT AT ALL INFERIOR TO A MAN.
THE MAIN RESPONSIBILITY OF A WOMAN IS TO PRESERVE THE HUMAN RACE.

Women are meant to be loved , not to be understood. Oscar Wilde.
And this is true. No matter how hard you try, it is not easy to understand a woman. Complex , yet the best creation of God.

With women from other Africa countries. Was a mixed feeling.
Women we have a voice!
You have a voice !!
I have a voice !!!