The RFLD officially becomes a Member of WADEMOS

The Network of Women Leaders for Development (RFLD) is officially a member of the pro-democracy civil society initiative in the ECOWAS region named West Africa Democracy Solidarity Network (WADEMOS).

The Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) coordinates WADEMOS.

Recall that the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) have entered into a new partnership to establish a transnational democratic solidarity network, which will be known as West Africa Democracy Solidarity Network (“WADEMOS”).

The objective of the network is to mobilise, coordinate and leverage the collective power of pro-democracy actors, resources and opportunities in West Africa, to address the erosion of democracy in the sub-region. The network therefore seeks to advance, defend and reinvigorate democratic norms and reforms in the sub-region.

WADEMOS is a new CDD-Ghana regional initiative that aims to mobilise, coordinate and leverage the collective power of civil society and other pro-democracy actors, resources and opportunities in the East African region. West, including engagements with regional bodies and instruments, to advance and defend democratic standards and reform in the sub-region. The idea of ​​a regional democratic solidarity network responds in part to the worrying trend of democratic backsliding in the ECOWAS sub-region, a part of Africa that was once the leader in African democratization after the years 1990.

The Network will include CSOs and other civic formations in the region (“Network Partners”), both national and regional, whose advocacy or activism focuses on one or more of the building blocks of practice and democratic governance (e.g. elections, media, security/civil-military relations, human rights, legislative support, rule of law/justice sector, civic education, citizen empowerment – ​​especially empowerment young people and women). The network will also integrate and work with non-traditional civil society actors, democracy specialists and activists from the region.

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