Improving Access to Legal Aid for Women in West Africa

UNODC and UN Women targeted Liberia, Senegal and Sierra Leone to launch a project to improve women's access to gender-sensitive legal aid in West Africa. Following a country-specific needs analysis conducted in 2018, national training-of-trainers workshops were held in July 2019 in Sierra Leone, in September in Senegal and in December in Liberia. Read more


UNODC encourages cooperation between criminal justice and DSF in Liptako Gourma

A forum for exchanges between the Defence and Security Forces and the actors of the penal chain of the Liptako Gourma, a cross-border region between Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, mobilized 54 participants in Tillaberry (Niger) from 22 to 23 January 2020. Organized by UNODC, the forum aimed at improving complementarity and collaboration among security and justice actors in the region. Read more


Towards a criminal intelligence system for the G5 Sahel

December 2019 – The Sahel region is experiencing an unprecedented deterioration in its security situation, calling for the improvement of regional criminal intelligence. UNODC organized a workshop in Bamako (Mali) from 10 to 12 December on the strengthening of the criminal intelligence system of the G5 Sahel, which 60 representatives of the G5 Sahel structures attended. Read more









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