On 3rd and 4th May 2017, various stakeholders on gender Equality in the East African Community and beyond will converge in Kampala, Uganda to witness the launch of the 1st ever Gender Barometer and also discuss the findings.
The EAC Gender Barometer is a researched report from the 5 partner states. It contains information and statistical data from the different areas that need to be gender balanced for example the Education system, health, power in decision making, economic empowerment, land rights, trade, peace and security and many others. The Barometer provides quality evidence based data on gender equality that will help in holding the governments accountable on gender and development.
Focal point organizations from the five EAC partner states spearheaded the collecting of the data in the various states. These include National Association of Women’s Organisation in Uganda (NAWOU), Women’s Rights Awareness Programme (WRAP) - Kenya, Tanzania Gender Networking Programme (TGNP), Profemme Twese Hamwe- Rwanda and Collectif des Associations et ONGs Feminines du Burundi (CAFOB).
Country data was then verified through National validation meetings in the five countries.
The validated country reports were then consolidated into one regional report-the EAC Gender Barometer by a team of gender specialist from Makerere University led by Prof. Josephine Ahikire.
The launch of the Barometer has been supported by the Common Wealth Foundation while the compilation of the data is supported by SIDA and DIAKONIA.
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