Giving Women a Voice in Guinea

$8,582 $3,418
Raised Remaining


The project aims to increase women's leadership in addressing and managing local conflicts through non-violence. It will help women voice their peace messages through media and training.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Guinea is at a critical juncture where newly emerging political, social and economic issues are threatening peace and security, with severe implications for the most vulnerable groups, especially women. Simmering tensions jeopardize the rights of Guinean women to fully express and share their experiences in preventing and managing conflicts as they occur locally. Search for Common Ground will support women’s efforts to manage local conflicts and improve their leadership in peace building.

How will this project solve this problem?

-Train women in conflict prevention and resolution skills; -Build women’s confidence through sharing and networking; -Partner with local radio stations to include women’s voices in their programming; -Create local forums to discuss peace messages.

Potential Long Term Impact

Through these conferences women learn new skills and return to their communities as empowered educators and promoters of non-violent conflict resolution.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $8,582

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $8,582 .  The original project funding goal was $12,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 22 donors like you, a total of $8,582 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Search for Common Ground

Washington, DC, United States

Project Leader

Spès Manirakiza

Guinea Coordinator, SFCG
Conakry, Guinea

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