Legal services for rural and urban poor and the legal status of rural women in Anglophone West Africa

In July 1993 a Seminar on Legal Services for Rural and Urban Poor focussing on the legal status of rural women was organized by the ICJ in collaboration with FIDA/WILDAF-Ghana.

The seminar took place in Accra, Ghana with participants from the Anglophone West African countries of Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Liberia, The Gambia and Ghana. There were also observers from Senegal.

The purpose of this Seminar was to follow up on some of the recommendations of these meetings especially as it relates to the plight of rural women. The Seminar also provided an opportunity for testing a manual for Paralegal Trainers in Africa which was being developed by the ICJ.

West Africa-legal services-seminar report-1995-eng (full text in English, PDF)


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