RFLD (Réseau des Femmes Leaders pour le Développement) is a regional organization based in West Africa that works with over forty (40) women-led organizations.

Our vision is to build effective cooperation to promote and protect the rights of youth and women and ensure their participation in decision-making spheres.

RFLD’s mission is to empower people through awareness, training and education programs, and effective advocacy using communication technologies.

We operate in the following areas:

  • Civic space and human rights
  • Economic and social justice
  • End harmful practices, Sexual Violence, and VAWG
  • Peace and security
  • Advocacy for women’s political participation
  • Climate Change

The RFLD has an extensive network of CSOs and government partners in the country as well as regional networks to influence the enabling environment for women’s rights. RFLD’s expertise is linked to specific approaches which are: inclusive development through the application of rights-based approaches to gender mainstreaming, promotion of civic space and human rights, gender equality, family planning, health and HIV – strategic and impact actions in institution building and empowerment of women’s rights organizations through gender mainstreaming and promotion of sexual and reproductive health rights – policy development expertise in women’s and girls’ rights wor.

RFLD interventions have provided a combination of CSO and media, recognizing the lack of physical, legal, and other protection for these stakeholders on an immediate basis, through training, convening, and coalition building. These interventions have improved the accessibility of national, regional, and international mechanisms for activists, women-led organizations, coalitions, and social movements through organizational strengthening, as these organizations are best positioned to demonstrate meaningful community accountability.