Association Conseil pour le Développement (ACOD) was founded in 1995 and has a mandate to support economic and social rights in rural communities. The group focuses on local development and strengthening decentralization processes to be more effective for
Association Deme So was founded in 1992 to promote human rights, with special attention to women and children. In recent years it has developed legal clinics and supported the training and deployment of paralegals to rural areas in Mali. It works in the district of Bamako and in 38 communities in the regions of Koulikoro, Segou, Kangaba, Mopti and Tenekou. It also co-operates with national umbrella organisations, and with the ministries of justice and decentralisation.
Groupe Suivi Budgetaire focuses on monitoring and analysis the allocations and expenditures in the national budget. They have advocated with the government for great transparency in the budget process and for citizen and civil society participation. GSBM works in 6 urban and 33 rural municipalities or communes.
Femmes et Droits Humains is a relatively new organization focusing on promoting the civil and political rights of women. They are currently working on trying to increase women’s representation on electoral lists ahead of the municipal elections in Mali.
Women in Law and Development Africa (WiLDAF) is a pan-African network bringing together 500 organizations and 1200 individuals in order to promote the rights of women in Africa. WILDAF-Mali works on issues of women’s access to justice, access to land and land rights, and national reconciliation.