Women only Training in Mali

On 20-23 June, IANSA Africa Programme Officer Nounou Booto Meeti led a regional Women only Training Institute on women, gender and small arms in Bamako, Mali. Participants came from 16 Francophone African countries along with the Mali National Commission on SALW, the ECOWAS Small Arms Programme (ECOSAP), and the UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (UNREC). The Institute was officially opened by the Ministry of Gender. The Director of the Mali country office of UN Women spoke at the closing session and distributed certificates to participants.