Working to promote positive and balanced gender relationships.
SeneGAD began in the early 1980's as the small, secondary project of a few enthusiastic Peace Corps volunteers. Under the name WID (Women in Development), they worked to improve the lives of women in Senegal. The mission and philosophy have evolved throughout the years, changing to meet the needs of local communities. The current GAD (Gender and Development) approach focuses on the social, economic, political and cultural forces that determine how men and women participate in society. Today, SeneGAD supports a broad range of projects that reflect the needs of individual communities in Senegal.
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To empower Senegalese women, men and youth to effectively integrate gender equality into their daily lives, with the support of Peace Corps Volunteers.
Our three main goals are to: