Association of Women for Peace Initiatives

Disarmament, Gender & GBV, Non-proliferation, Peace


Association of Women for Peace Initiatives (AFIP) was established in 1998 in Bamako in the context of PCASED, the mechanism of implementation of the west African moratorium on small arms. AFIP started from the observation that Malian women were profoundly affected by the crises affecting Mali in recent years.

AFIP believes that confrontations between villages over land and water have added to the insecurity plaguing Mali because of the illicit circulation of small arms and the erosion of social values. Therefore the organisation seeks to play a leading role in conflict resolution and in the fight against the proliferation of small arms and light weapons for the consolidation of peace in Mali.

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