RAPIDWomen Launches in Mali
April 6, 2018 was an important day for Malian women. The Ministry for the Promotion of Women, Children and Families (MPWCF), with the support of HP+, launched the advocacy model RAPIDWomen in Bamako. Based on the RAPID model, RAPIDWomen examines the links between family planning, women's empowerment, and education, and demonstrates the benefits investing in women and girls has on social and economic development. The event, attended by approximately 200 people, was presided over by the minister of MPWCF and included remarks by the deputy director of USAID/Mali. At the launch, the ministers of Human Rights and Promotion of Women, Children, and Families signed formal engagements to invest in women and girls.
Over the next several months, the MPWCF and HP+ will disseminate the model in four regions of Mali.