Association Burkinabé des Femmes Battantes



Location: Burkina Faso
Key(s): Economic Empowerment

The Association Burkinabé des Femmes Battantes (ABFB) was created in 2008 by a group of women who recognized a common desire to fight for the development of women. The organization now has 300 members, based in Ouagadougou with five auxiliary groups. The organization has 812 beneficiaries, with programs to produce and process shea butter, chicken farming, weaving and dyeing, education on hygiene and sanitation, fighting HIV, and the promotion of human rights with special emphasis on the rights of women and children. They have received support from the ZWO Foundation, The Support Fund for Women’s Rights, The NASF Foundation and the Permanent Secretary of the National Council to Fight HIV/AIDS.