28 November 2021
CSOs have taken the initiative to continue organising focus groups and community dialogues, initially facilitated by EISA. They have taken ownership of the initiative to manage community conflicts and make joint decisions. On November 28, 2021, 27 women from the Rural Commune of Andranohinaly who participated in the previous focus groups met to designate the nine women heads of neighbourhood who will participate in community decision-making meetings after the "tsioka antsiva" call (this is the call to a community meeting in Malagasy).
8-12 November 2021
Forty-four participants from 9 districts of the Atsimo Andrefana region benefitted from a training on awareness of positive masculinity and woman leadership from 8 to 12 November 2021. Participants were drawn from two local civil society organisations, regional management and technical services of the Ministry of Population, Social Protection and the Promotion of Women (MPPSPF). In total 136 people were trained, including 52 women, with 371 people participating in the dialogue space (focus groups and community dialogues), including 219 women. Participants explored these concepts including defining and interrogating the concepts of positive masculinity, peace, mobilisation and sensitisation techniques in order to promote the participation of women in the decision-making process.
Based on the results of the CSO mapping exercise, EISA drafted a report providing an analysis of Malagasy CSOs involvement in democratic and electoral processes since 1990. The report includes an overview of the legal and political background in which they have emerged. It also analyses their contribution, strengths and weaknesses in promoting citizen participation and more credible electoral processes. It is the first time that such a document has been produced. The document is also a source of information on CSOs working in the areas of democracy, governance and human rights as it contains a detailed list of CSOs, their focus area and their geographic coverage.