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By WACSOF-FOSCOA 14 October, 2020 198

The West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) participated in a meeting convened by the ECOWAS themed – Establishment of a Regional Partners/CSOs/NSAs Working Group Against Gender Based Violence held on the 12th of October, 2020.

In the meeting were different organizations, CSOs and WACSOF national platform leaders. It was an opportunity for WACSOF and other CSOs to interact and come up with concrete solutions towards the issue of Gender Based Violence.

WACSOF calls non-state actors to ensure that the fight against Gender Based Violence, goes beyond talk but actionable steps be taken for the benefit of women and girls.

WACSOF acknowledges that this is a work in progress and there still lies ahead many key decisions to be made.

WACSOF was designated at the meeting to give a closing remark on behalf of CSOs, and we hereby use this opportunity to commend the ECOWAS and Partners for this initiative and further reiterate our commitment to continuously provide our support when and where needed.

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