WHO WE ARE
Eastern African Sub-regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI) is a civil society organization working towards realization of gender equality within Eastern and Horn of Africa.
To catalyze national, regional and international processes on critical areas of concern in order to make concrete and meaningful changes for women.
A society where all enjoy gender equality, access to justice and peaceful coexistence.
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.
To contribute to the attainment of the Beijing and African Platforms for Action through policy engagement and demonstration of best practices for the advancement of women.
They include; Fairness, Equity and Justice, Integrity, Honesty, Transparency and Accountability, Respect for the rights of women & Collective action.
OUR IMPACT SINCE 1996
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
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
TESTIMONIALS, What they Say
“We have greatly benefited from being members of the Busia Women Traders Association, created by EASSI. Knowing more about non-tariff barriers…”
“Under WOGE – EASSI, we were taught how to save and invest; we were empowered with business planning skills business development, competitive bidding and leadership…”
“Gender Based Violence, GBV was very rampart, fueled by the men who were drunkards. Children were neglected and abandoned, rape and defilement were common…”
“I had a business but I didn’t know how to run it. I just used to open it for the sake of opening. I never knew how to communicate with customers, how to package and brand my products leading to zero profits. Then EASSI came in and it made adifference in my life!”
“I thank EASSI for bringing together business people in an association and for the training. I am grateful for introducing table banking where women get loans with no restrictions and at very low interest rates. My business has been boosted!! I am truly grateful to EASSI and the associations it has created.”
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