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Network of Self-Managed Aliniha Women's Associations in Tambacounda (Senegal)



The Senegalese inter-AAA, Arafat, aims to integrate women into the process of economic, social, cultural and environmental development in order to improve their living conditions. More specifically,

o to establish a consultative and educative organization for solving women specific problems;
o to promote sustainable development implemented by women leaders, supporting local initiatives, through a network of women self-managed associations, integrating the valuation of the environment, social development and economic development;
o to identify and address barriers to women's development, such as traditional practices harmful to the health of women and girls;
o to contribute to the education of women to defend their rights and those of children through recreational activities (forum theater), training and seminars;
o to look for ways to improve the situation of its members by organizing income generating activities;
o to share experiences with other women's organizations and development organizations;


The Senegalese inter-AAA was officially created on April 14 2014, under the name of ARAFAT, i.e. "Réseau des Associations Aliniha Autogérées des Femmes de Tambacounda/ Network of  Self-Managed Aliniha Women’s Associations in Tambacounda". For this, an ad hoc committee consisting of Senagalese, Malian and Burkinabe partners prepared and facilitated the training of the inter-AAA management, the holding of a constitutional general assembly and descriptions of the various management bodies.

The current team has outlined the main outlines for the coming three years, a considerable undertaking that will enable them to fix the priorities so as to progressively mobilise the women’s and AAA’s resources. The inter-AAA’s accounting will be handled by the micro-financing partner, Jekabara, whose members and clients are the seven Senegalese AAAs.

Arafat became formal member of Aliniha International during its General Assembly held in February 2015 in Gaoua (Burkina Faso).

Our Support

The Foundation supports Arafat to develop and to adopt tools that enable it to integrate the management of all its activities and therefore to perform even better as a social enterprise .

Arafat, funded by the Foundation, is supported and advised by Camide.



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Madame Fatimata Niang
Présidente d'Arafat


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