Network of networks / Association

Association BALODIREN

Member since 09.10.2018



Mission and objectives

BALODIREN Association (Associação BALODIREN) is a non-profit organization, founded on August 12, 2007. Its mission is to:
- Contribute to the improvement of community life;
- Contribute to the socio-economic development of Guinea-Bissau;
- Facilitate the integration of the Bissau-Guinean migrant community;
- Defend the rights of women and girls;
- Promote gender equality;
- Defend human rights;
- Promote citizenship and democracy;
- Combat gender-based violence, female genital mutilation, forced and early marriage and domestic violence;
- Combat all types of discrimination based on religion, sex, color and race;
- Strengthen the capacities of women and girls;
- Fight against any exploitation of girls (eg. sexual and domestic);
- Promote and disclose African culture;
- Contribute to changing gender attitudes and behaviors in relation to women and girls.

Main activities related to gender equality and women's rights

- Prevention actions;
- Information;
- Sensitization;
- Campaigns;
- Organization of Seminars,
- Workshops, Conferences;
- Thematic workshops;
- Training and educational activities.
All actions aim, among other things, to contribute to raising society's awareness regarding the need and urgency of respecting the rights of women and girls, the sources and strengths of contemporary society.

Geographical sphere of activity


Working themes

Types of Violence
Health / Emotional and sexual life
Civil and political rights

Target group(s)

Immigrant and refugee women, Employed women, Victims of violence

Specific years of work experience in gender equality



Address : Rua Professor Agostinho da Silva, 33 2ªCV E, 2725-528 Tapada das Mercês ,Portugal
Telephone : 0035 1963578193
Adress email :