YouTooday in Ivory Coast for Women Empowerment
Agboville – The Network of Active Women’s Organizations of Africa (RAFAA) and its partners honored end of May 2017 one thousand rural women who received various donations, including cloths, basins, cooking utensils, but above all encouragement to pursue their own financial empowerment.
From the four corners of the country and from the Agneby-Tiassa region to celebrate themselves through socio-cultural activities, these “mamans”, as women are locally called, received the support of the mayor of Agboville, N’cho Acho Albert. He promised to set up a fund of 20 million CFA francs under the budgets to come, to concretely help the women of his commune to establish their policy of empowerment through income-generating activities.
The godmother Melba Valéry, from YouTooday, for her part, thanked the women of Agboville for being part of the network.
As for the founding president of the RAFFAA, Koné Antoinette, she insisted on the objectives of its structure: That is to say, to work for the advancement of women, for the active integration into society and, above all, to take action to restore the dignity of women by making them adopt a winning state of mind.
By advocating for the empowerment of women and taking into account their potential to self-improvement, women shall reach a fair income, enough to transform their family, community, economy and finally the society of their country.
According to its president, the RAFAA aims to support any project that contributes to improving the quality of life of its members, both in Côte d’Ivoire and in Africa, mainly in the fields of agriculture and food security, as well as training, socio-professional integration, environment and living conditions, such as health, education, community development.
Created on September 12, 2012, the Network of Active Women’s Associations of Africa has gathered more than 307 women’s associations spread throughout the national territory, in regional coordination for the well-being and restoration of The African woman.
The RAFAA is a non-political NGO specializing in income-generating activities (AGR). It works for the promotion of rural women. The RAAFA includes women who produce cassava, okra, eggplant and chili.