CECI is an international cooperation organization with the mission of combating 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 40 countries.
Gender equality, the empowerment of women, and a commitment to fight all forms of gender-based discrimination are the cornerstones of our approach to fair and sustainable development, and efficiently fighting against poverty and exclusion.
In Guatemala, CECI is focusing on women’s leadership with green economic development projects, especially with indigenous women. Including women in decision-making bodies and supporting the creation of over 100,000 jobs for women living in Guatemala’s Lake Atitlán region is a great step forward for #CECIforGenderEquality.Share
In Rwanda, Burundi and the DRC, three countries scarred by years of armed conflicts, CECI is working with the communities, civil society and local authorities to end sexual violence against women and girls. Protecting the physical and moral integrity of over 10,000 African women who've been victims of violence is a great step forward for #CECIforGenderEquality.Share
In Mali, CECI considers women to be key actors in achieving food security. CECI supports them by providing access to seeds, tools and community gardens, for the reactivation os agricultural production. Combating malnutrition and improving food security while helping 10,000 rural women feed their family is a great step forward for #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 and accessibility of integrated technologies for all. Supporting the inclusion of 30,000 women in local democratic decision-making processes and allowing them to participate is a great step forward for #CECIforGenderEquality.Share
Do you also wish to participate in building a world with more justice and equality, and without discrimination? Here are a few different ways for you to express 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 committed women, united in their support of female entrepreneurship throughout the world. Put your personal network to good use and help develop philanthropic and outreach activitiesDiscover the Ambassadors' Club
Share your knowledge and expertise by working closely with our partners in Africa, Asia and the Americas. Find the position that best 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
When women increase their economic autonomy, it has a much broader impact on their status. - Suzanne Dumouchel
The support we provide to the local populations allows for the development of entire villages through education, awareness building, and the establishment of income-generating activities. - Chantal Guérin
CECI focuses on the empowerment of women by supporting them in strengthening their entrepreneurial skills to build up their economic power. - Dialikatou Barry
Doing voluntary cooperation makes me feel useful, like I can really make a difference. I am a feminist and a firm believer in CECI's feminist approach. - Emmanuelle Parent
This programming is deeply rooted in the principle of gender equality and is firmly committed to supporting the people in the fight against climate change. -Sylvie-Marianne Rhugenda