OSIWAOpen Society Initiative for Western Africa (Senegal)
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You, through OSIWA, have demonstrated that support by generously providing grants to the Mano River Union Women Peace Network to promote women peace initiatives in the sub-region; to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to build its capacity and empower it to pursue its mandate of healing society with justice; to the National Elections Commission in its efforts to ensure citizens participation in the democratic process through grassroots empowerment; to the Governance Reform Commission charged with the onerous mandate of proposing reform measures for a new Liberia; and to a number of civil society organizations including the Center for Democratic Empowerment in collaboration with the Civil Society Coalition for the Consolidation of
Democracy whose work cover human rights education and advocacy, campaigns against domestic violence, especially violence against women, press reform, training, protecting and assistance of journalists and gender, especially women rights issues, enhancing the response to HIV/AIDS among armed forces in the sub-region, and organizations working on promoting radio for rural communities and the special OSIWA village concept.
She cited OSIWA project in Nigeria which is connecting libraries by VSATs .