Why should you take part in the XOESE International Francophone Forum?



The XOESE International Francophone Forum is an event dedicated exclusively to strengthening the Francophone women’s rights movement. It is a unique opportunity to bring together minds and actors committed to the defense of women’s rights to discuss, exchange ideas, and work together to strengthen the feminist movement.  The Forum will be held from November 27 to 30, 2023, in person in Lomé (Togo) and simultaneously online on the theme: “Building the Francophone Feminist Movement: Where to Start ?”.

The aim of XOESE’s 2023 Francophone Forum is firstly to increase the feminist commitment of stakeholders in the Francophone women’s movement; and secondly to highlight the commitment of donors and other stakeholders to strategically and sustainably support the Francophone women’s movement. 

The call for registration for the XOESE 2023 International Francophone Forum is now open and accessible online. Take advantage of this opportunity to register and reserve your place before the September 10, 2023 deadline. 

What are the advantages of taking part in the Francophone Forum?

The Forum is a unique opportunity to participate in a large-scale, multicultural, and inspiring gathering of the Francophone women’s movement. Let’s find out why you should register now for the 2023 International Francophone Forum.

 Participating as an individual :

  1. Learning and Enrichment: The forum offers an opportunity to learn from key players in the Francophone movement, develop new skills, discover innovative ideas, and deepen your knowledge of women’s rights.
  2. Networking and broadening contacts: Participating in the forum allows you to meet like-minded people and create or strengthen intergenerational and transnational links between different activists.
  3. Influence and Advocacy: Your participation gives you the opportunity to take part in discussions and debates on important issues, express your ideas, defend your points of view, and contribute to initiatives that matter to you.
  4. Inspiration and Motivation: The forum can be a source of inspiration and motivation by exposing you to success stories, inspirational journeys, and examples of leadership, which can strengthen your determination to pursue your goals.
  5. Visibility and recognition: By actively participating in the forum, you can raise your profile in your field of expertise and gain visibility, which can open up new career opportunities.

Participate as an organisation :

  1. Partnership Opportunities: The forum offers partnership opportunities with other like-minded organizations, which can lead to fruitful collaborations and joint projects.
  2. Represent Your Organization: Participation in the forum allows your organization to be represented at an international level, which can enhance your credibility and reputation.
  3. Promoting and raising awareness: The forum is a platform for promoting your organization, its missions, and its achievements, while raising awareness of the issues that are important to you.
  4. Resource mobilization: By taking part in the forum, you can access relevant resources and information, which can enrich your practices and improve your impact.
  5. Development of your team’s skills: Your team’s participation in workshops, training sessions, or panels can foster their professional and personal development.

In short, taking part in the XOESE International Francophone Forum as an individual or an organization has many advantages. It is a valuable opportunity to strengthen solidarity and collective action in favor of women’s rights. It is a catalyst for positive change and the advancement of gender equality in the French-speaking world.

So don’t miss this unique opportunity to be part of the change and leave your mark on the history of Francophone feminism. Register now, and together, let’s build the Francophone Feminist Movement!

How do I register?

To register, complete the online registration form at https://xoese.org/en/evenements/2023-francophone-forum/ before the deadline of September 10, 2023.

Important informations to know :

Online Forum

Online registration will enable you to follow the Forum as if you were there in Lomé, thanks to high-quality digital access to the virtual rooms and live broadcasts of the key sessions. To enable us to offer this quality of broadcasting, we are asking each participant to contribute by paying a registration fee of 21 EUR (13775 FCFA).

Live Forum

The capacity of the face-to-face Forum in Lomé is limited to 500 participants and is subject to selection and payment of registration fees, which amount to :

  • Young activist: 103,500 CFA (112 Euros)
  • Member: 146,935 CFA (224 Euros)
  • Donor: 219 090 CFA or 334 Euros
  • Other actor: 146 935 CFA or 224 Euros.

For face-to-face participants, registration will entitle them to the Forum work kit and to the lunches, coffee breaks, and Gala dinner indicated in the Forum program.