EASSI, Eastern African Sub-regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women is a non-governmental organization working towards realization of gender equity in the Eastern and Horn of Africa.

Our goal

To catalyze national, regional and international processes on critical areas of concern in order to make concrete and meaningful changes for women.

Our Vision

A transforming society where women and men realize their full potential through the enhancement of gender equality, advancement of women, and social justice within Eastern Africa and beyond.

Where We Work

We work in nine countries within the East and Horn of Africa namely; Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan.

Our Mission

To enhance gender equality and social justice through networking, research, capacity building and advocacy for women. EASSI is committed to the promotion of partnerships and collective action among national and regional key actors working towards the realization of the goals of Global and African Platforms for Action.

Our Values

They include; Fairness, Equity and Justice, Integrity, Honesty, Transparency  and Accountability, Respect for the rights of women & Collective action.


We have made tremendous impact in different sectors while working with national networks and NGO’s in the Eastern and Horn of Africa. Through the EAC Gender Equality and Development Barometer, our campaigns, monitoring the Beijing and African Platforms for Action, holding the 1st Eastern African Sub-region Women’s Colloquium on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and so much more. For more, visit Our Impact

Make a donation

EASSI needs your support in its cause, campaigns, cooperatives and revamping its information resource centers. We pride ourselves in being a lean on administration, which means any money you donate, goes to helping others.

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Become a volunteer

You can support EASSI and its causes by being a volunteer! Here, you will be able to experience first hand, what it is to help and ensure that voices are heard.


Maybe a partner?

If you are thinking of becoming a partner, do we have a shared vision? If that is the case, go on ahead and contact us. Lets make a difference, together for good of advancing the status of all women.

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EASSI Partners and Friends;Supporters;Friends

Our amazing partners and friends are Awesome!

We have a great family of EASSI partners, friends and supporters from different countries and it keeps growing! Because of our partners, we are doing more good for more people. With them on our side, our goal will surely be attained!

The best partnerships aren’t dependent on a mere common goal but on a shared path of equality, desire, and no small amount of passion – Sarah MacLean



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