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Wafa Association for Awareness

Member since 21.10.2019



Mission and objectives

A non-governmental organization licensed under the number 11/03/2013 0268, headquartered in Adrar State, Mauritania. The association aims to raise awareness and advocate for just causes, including combating sexual and physical violence against girls; ending girls school dropouts in remote areas; and enhancing women's participation in the economic life gender mainstreaming in vocational training. In addition to combating underage marriage.

Main activities related to gender equality and women's rights

- Implementing an awareness campaign about the risks of girls dropping out of school.
- Conducting a diagnostic study on girls’ school dropout by shedding light on the scientific and anthropological dimensions of this phenomenon, and its effects on girls' education.
- Training workshops for a number of associations and associations of parents and imams within the state on the Personal Status Code, especially with regard to children.
- An awareness-raising campaign on violence against girls, including radio broadcasts to illuminate local public opinion on the risks of violence against girls; and organizing workshops targeting many girls, parents ‘associations, representatives of local administrations, the education sector, and women, children and family associations.

Geographical sphere of activity


Working themes

Civil and political rights
Education / Professional training
Types of Violence

Target group(s)

Youth (under 25), Women artisans, Victims of violence

Specific years of work experience in gender equality



Address : Adrar Wilaya, ٩٠ ,Mauritania
Telephone : +22236741767
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