In Mali, in the regions, the education policy has often been at the expense of urban environments; priorities of projects focused on the rural world. Women and young girls from urban milieu have become in the recent decades "the forgotten of the development", since funds emphasize "the authenticity" of rural areas. The second factor of concern for women in urban areas is employment. In fact, women and girls have mostly been confined in areas requiring little competencies, where wages are the lowest and job security is minimal.
In cities, as is the case in Mopti, the focus was on income-generating activities. In the scientific and technical fields that offer more opportunities on the labour and more stable income market, girls and women are a very small minority.
In the Mopti region, the illiteracy rate reached 80% of women. The education network has been a priority for our
organization to denounce the limits of IGR (Income Generating Activities) and suggest other development alternatives
that can promote equal opportunities between men and women and to enable women to gain access to functions and more
rewarding professions; traditionally reserved for men. In addition to the gender analysis and expertise of our operating
environment policy in Mopti, we have emphasized the role of women as an engine to bypass traditional values and prejudices
about their role and status. The ICT and development infrastructures since decentralization are a niche not to be missed.
For the education network, multimedia proximity centres are currently under development, whose role is primarily to inform and raise awareness on the role of consultants and their work for the people and providing education and basic citizenship to people. Leaders trained at RESO-Femmes are for the benefit of IEC (Information, Education, and Communication) programs and several of them are teachers in the different national languages. They intend to inform and guide the people by holding a weekly citizen presence. For content, and analyses progress of their activities,
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