In Senegal, volunteers organized a sensitization training around gender-based violence with over 60 students from Guédiawaye in the context of 16 Days of Activism, while the official ceremony on 5 December united different stakeholders involved in volunteerism.
International Volunteer Day in West and Central Africa
To celebrate this year’s IVD 2019 under the theme of “Volunteer for an Inclusive Future” COVOG and different volunteer organizations (UNV, ANVJ, FV, corps de la paix, CR) and UN Agencies teamed up. For the official celebration on 5 December 2019 there will be interventions from volunteers and people profiting from voluntary work and an exposition with articles produced by people living with disabilities to show how volunteerism can contribute to reducing inequalities.
About 100 participants, including UN Volunteers, athletes and members of local youth organizations came together to clean the stadium and its surroundings.