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Q&A with Saran Keïta Diakité and Traoré Oumou Touré from Mali on their participation in Mali’s peace negotiations

BY IN UN Women On 02-05-2012

Plunged into an unprecedented crisis following the military coup d’état perpetrated on 22 March 2012 by a military junta, the Malian authorities have embarked upon a process of transition. With the help of UN Women, women in Mali have been represented at the negotiating table

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Q&A with Saran Keïta Diakité and Traoré Oumou Touré from Mali on their participation in Mali’s peace negotiations


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