CECI is an international cooperation organization with a mission to combat poverty and exclusion through sustainable development projects in Africa, Asia and the Americas. Since 1958, CECI has helped improve the lives of over 30 million people across some 40 countries.
Gender equality, the empowerment of women and a commitment to fighting all forms of gender-based discrimination are the cornerstones of our approach to fair and sustainable development, and to an efficient fight against poverty and exclusion.
In Guatemala, CECI is focusing on women’s leadership, especially indigenous women’s, in green economic development projects. Including women in decision-making bodies and supporting the creation of jobs for over 100,000 women living in Guatemala’s Lake Atitlán region: a great step forward with #CECIforGenderEquality.Share
In Rwanda, in Burundi and in the DRC, three countries scarred by years of armed conflicts, CECI is working with the communities, the civil society and the authorities to put an end to sexual violence against women and girls. Protecting the physical and moral integrity of over 10,000 women victims of violence in Africa: a great step forward with #CECIforGenderEquality.Share
In Haiti, CECI is focusing on training young women and helping them find employment in trades that are in high demand on the labour market, but that were historically reserved for men. Helping hundreds of women in Carrefour-Feuilles make a living as masons, welders or carpenters: a great step forward with #CECIforGenderEquality.Share
In Mali, CECI considers women as key actors to achieve food security, supporting the reactivation of agricultural production by giving them access to seeds, tools and community gardens. Combatting malnutrition and improving food security while helping 10,000 women in the countryside feed their family adequately: a great step forward with #CECIforGenderEquality.Share
In Nepal, CECI is ensuring women from all marginalized ethnic backgrounds and casts can participate in decision-making processes, focusing on the use of integrated technologies available for all. Supporting the inclusion of 30,000 women in the local democratic decision-making processes and allowing them to participate: a great step forward with #CECIforGenderEquality.Share
You also wish to participate in the construction of a world with more justice and equality, and without discrimination? Here are different ways of expressing your values.
Learn more about CECI’s activities around the world and take part in an event near you to meet actors of change who fight daily for a more equal world.Attend an event
Join a group of engaged women, united in support of female entrepreneurship throughout the world. Develop philanthropic and outreach activities by making the most of your own network.Become an Ambassador
Learn your knowledge and know-how by working closely with our partners in Africa, Asia and the Americas. Find the position that suits your skills within the numerous volunteering opportunities available.Become a Volunteer
Your donations to CECI help build a world without poverty that is equalitarian and inclusive. They allow us to implement sustainable development projects centred around entrepreneurship, food security, education, health, governance and the fight against gender-based violence.Make a Donation
Join a community of people committed to equality in the world.
CECI's approach to gender equality has helped support the economic empowerment of women rice parboilers in Burkina Faso. - Ben Marc Diendéré