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APDF - Association pour le Progrès et la Défense des Droits des Femmes

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APDF - association pour le progrès et la défense des droits des femmes, is an association that was founded and registered in April 1991, right at the beginning of democratisation in Mali. Ms. Fatoumata Siré Diakité, a well known feminist today all over Mali, is the founder of APDF. APDF is the largest national women’s NGO working on the issue of women and girls in Mali. It has observer and consultative status with the United Nations and with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The association is represented all over the country at grassroots and national level. APDF’s objectives are: Promote, protect and defend women’s rights, fight all kinds of violence against women/girls, combat all forms of discrimination against women, fight outdated and harmful traditional practices done to women/girls, especially FGM, inform, train and educate women about their rights, encourage women to become aware of their role and place in society and to take part in the socio economic development process of the country, fight for an effective integration and representation of women on the decision making level (political, economical, social), valorise the role of Malian women and their economic contribution in the household and for the country, support women’s micro business with small scale credits, monitor the government’s correct application of laws and legal texts favouring the equality of men and women. Monitor the government’s application of international engagements concerning women’s/girls rights.
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