Our Work in West Africa
Crossroads International is working in partnership with some of West Africa’s most dynamic and respected women’s rights groups and community economic development organizations. In recent years, West Africa has achieved greater political and social stability, but significant development challenges remain. The greatest obstacle to development in the region is poverty, with 60 per cent of the population living on a dollar or less a day. Crossroads’ projects support community economic development; increased participation of women in decision-making, and the rights of women and girls to live without the threat of violence. Crossroads also supports regional collaboration among West African partners to support the development of networks to coordinate and share resources and to develop strategies for tackling problems affecting people across the region.