News & Updates

23
Nov

TRUE STORY AWARD

TRUE STORY AWARD The True Story Award is the first global journalism prize. Its aim is to make reporters’ voices known beyond the borders of their home countries, and in doing so to increase the diversity of perspectives offered in the media. The #TrueStoryAward will be conferred by an independent foundation and honours reporters writing in 12 languages, who have distinguished

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17
Oct

Day 197, Year of #Mygration: From the Frying Pan into the Fire: The Deteriorating Situation of Female Refugees in Uganda

Day 197, Year of #Mygration: From the Frying Pan into the Fire: The Deteriorating Situation of Female Refugees in Uganda Did you know the OU has over 7000 students studying outside the UK? Miriam Cherukut from the National Association of Women Organisations in Uganda (NAWOU) was once one of them. She studied an MSc in Development Management with The Open University thanks to a Commonwealth Scholarship funded by the UK Government’s Department for International

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2
Oct

EAC Gender Bill to Become Law in November 2018

EAC Gender Bill to Become Law in November 2018 By Sheila Kawamara-Mishambi The six East African Community (EAC) Heads of States are slated to assent to the EAC Gender Equality, Equity and Development Bill, 2016 at their Annual Summit in Arusha, at the end of November 2018. This was disclosed recently at the launch of the EAC Gender Policy on

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17
Sep

The EAC Gender Policy Launched in Arusha

EAC Gender Policy Launched in Arusha By Sheila Kawamara-Mishambi It was all smiles in Arusha, Tanzania on Monday, September 17, 2018, when the East African Community (EAC) finally launched the EAC Gender Policy. The policy framework will be used by the regional body and the partner states of Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and South Sudan to ensure that gender

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9
Sep

Luweero Women Plan for Business Expansion

Luweero Women Plan for Business Expansion By Agnes Akoth A two day needs assessment and planning session was held at the EASSI Training Centre on September 7 -8, 2018, for the five best performing groups under the Women’s Economic Justice (WEJ) Project implemented in Luweero District by EASSI, NAWOU and FIDA-U. The training was supported by the Forum for Women

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4
Sep

Africa Barometer reference group meeting held in Lusaka, Zambia

Africa Barometer reference group meeting held in Lusaka, Zambia By Tezira Jamwa THEME: ADVANCING ACCESS TO COMPREHENSIVE SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS FOR AFRICAN WOMEN AND GIRLS The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) with the support from SIDA, will be developing a thematic Africa Barometer on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights.  This document will be bench-marked on the

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27
Aug

Cooperating to Prosper Rural Women in Luweero District

Cooperating to Prosper: Rural Women in Luweero District August 20 – 27, 2018 The members of the Luweero Women’s Multipurpose Cooperative Society Limited (LUWOMCO) carried out a campaign in the 13 sub-counties of Luweero District to mobilise women and men to join their cooperative and appreciate working together in cooperatives in order to improve their household income and standard of

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19
Jul

NTBs meeting at EASSI Secretariat, Kampala

During the NTBs meeting held at the EASSI Secretariat from 19th-20th, Hon. Sheila Kawamara-Mishambi, EASSI Executive Director gave the brief overview of the meeting concerning Non-Tariff Barriers. In attendance was the Chairperson, Board of Directors Dr. Christine Mbonyingingo and other Board members, EASSI Secretariat staff, representative from MTIC, representative from UWONET, representative from UWEAL and women cross border traders from

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17
Jul

Earning from within Table banking and village saving schemes is transforming the lives of traders

The process of acquiring bank loans comes with so many demands and risks for women. This prompted Women Cross Border Traders (WCBTs) at the border points of Taveta, Namanga, Mutukula, Busia and Katuna to come together to form village savings schemes also known as table banking in Kenya. The women reached the decision after sensitization on different sources of capital

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5
May

EASSI Programme Officer Nuliat Nambaziira passes on

EASSI Programme Officer Nuliat Nambaziira passes on Nuliat Nambaziira, 39, passed away on May 4th 2018 in Kampala Uganda. Nuliat was the Programme officer, Communications and Networking at EASSI since August 2014. She held a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communication from the Islamic University in Uganda and she was pursuing a Master’s Degree in Social Sector Planning and

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