Peace and Security Project

  • P Project/Program

I Inactive

Key Information

The Peace and Security Project first strengthens peace-building at the community level by reinforcing conflict prevention and management skills learned in the Community Empowerment Program. These skills include improved communication and problem-solving skills as well as the peaceful resolution of community and familial conflicts.

The project also works to develop strategies for fostering peace and human security across social networks through research and collaboration. Research for the project has been conducted on the function and nature of major social networks in Senegal, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau.

Upon program review conducted on 7/26/22, this pilot project has since evolved into a module (Peace and Security Module) delivered by Tostan.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Sub-Saharan Africa

Gambia, The, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Senegal

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2012 - 2018


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation



USAID’s Engaging Civil Society for Peace in the Casamance Project

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Other skills

  • Rights/empowerment education

Cross-cutting areas

  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • Other cultural practices

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Community leaders, Other community members - female, Other community members - male


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status


School Level

  • N/A

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • Community mobilization

Life skills education

  • Gender, rights and power

School-related gender-based violence

  • Anti-violence policies and codes of conduct

Social/gender norms change

  • Work with community leaders

Women's empowerment programs

  • Advocacy/action
  • Empowerment training

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

Not applicable or unknown

Cross-cutting goals

  • Increased advocacy/civic engagement
  • Increased agency and empowerment
  • Increased knowledge of rights
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms
  • Reduced violence against children in the home