Mano River Women’s Peace Network (MARWOPNET)

Started in 2000, MARWOPNET’s goals include to reach a long-lasting peace in the Mano River sub-region, which will guarantee a solid basis to raise awareness about gender and sustainable development; and establish a better understanding of the mechanisms of peace, security and development at all levels and reinforce women’s participation in conflict prevention and management and the restoration of peace.
MARWOPNET’S vision is of a sub-region that is peaceful and prosperous inhabited by citizens who are healthy, educated, live in unity and enjoying all their human rights including equity and equality with women playing an effective role in peace and sustainable development processes within the sub region, Africa and the world.
The mission of the Mano River Women’s Peace Network is to advocate for and promote at all decision-making levels the involvement of women and youth in the prevention, management and resolution of conflict in the Mano River sub-region, throughout Africa and the world, to serve as a catalyst through which sustainable peace, human security and justice can be attained by ensuring gender responsive policies and building women’s/girls’ capacity for socio-economic, political empowerment and human development for all.