Our Projects

28
Oct

Improving Policies for Conflict Prevention: Civil Society Engagement to Transform Borderlands in Africa

ABOUT THE IMPROVING POLICIES FOR CONFLICT PREVENTION: CIVIL SOCIETY ENGAGEMENT TO TRANSFORM BORDERLANDS IN AFRICA PROJECT Most of Africa’s 109 International borders, extending over 55,000 km, have yet to be delimited and demarcated. With roots to colonial times, unaddressed borders have directly contributed to inter-state tensions, border disputes, secessionist movements and war on the continent. The African Union has long since

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28
Aug

Women’s Economic Justice, Wej Luweero District, Uganda

ABOUT WOMEN’S ECONOMIC JUSTICE PROJECT (WEJ) IN LUWEERO DISTRICT. The Women’s Economic Justice project (WEJ) 2015- 2018 is implemented within 13 sub counties of Luweero District in partnership with the Eastern African Sub-regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI), Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA) and National Association of Women Organizations of Uganda (NAWOU). The initiative is supported

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24
Aug

Consolidating the gains of women cross border traders in EAC economic integration process

ABOUT THE GENDER AND TRADE PROJECT In partnership with Trade Mark East Africa, EASSI has been implementing a project entitled, “Consolidating the gains of Women Cross Border Traders in the EAC Economic Integration process”. This project recognizes that trade policy reform in the EAC region needs to be inclusive of women doing business across the region. Under this project, EASSI

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1
Aug

Empowering Women Informal Cross Border Traders in the East African Common Market

About the Empowering Women Informal Cross Border Traders in the East African Common Market Project Women Informal Cross Border Traders largely use un-gazetted border crossing routes despite the integration of the East African Countries and coming of the Customs Union and Common Market Protocols. There was need to identify how the provisions in the Customs Union and Common Market Protocols can

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30
Jul

Women and Girls’ Empowerment, WOGE Project

About the WOGE project The WOGE Project was a joint four year project of the Eastern African Sub-regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI) and Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung (DSW), funded by Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It was implemented in selected communities of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia. Main objective To contribute to poverty reduction by strengthening women’s

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28
Jul

Mobilizing efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs

SDGs: Mobilizing Efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, The first ever Eastern African sub-regional women’s colloquium on Sustainable Development Goals was hosted by the Eastern African Sub-regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI) in partnership with UNWomen on 27th and 28th November 2016. It was held under the theme  “Prioritizing Investment in Women and Girls in

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28
Jul

SALW Programme, Small Arms and Light Weapons

About the SALW Programme, Small Arms and Light Weapons SALW programme. EASSI focused on the gender dimensions of small arms and how gender could be integrated into the Arms trade treaty, ATT which came into Force in December 2014 after 50 ratifications by members of the United Nations.None of EASSI’s member states have ratified the ATT in spite of their

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28
Jul

WAW Project (EAC Gender Barometer)

WAW PROJECT – WHO ANSWERS TO WOMEN IN THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY? ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISMS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. WAW Project (EAC Gender Barometer) was implemented by EASSI with support from the Swedish International Development Agency, SIDA in partnership with her National Focal points in the five member countries. The EAC Gender Equality and Development Barometer is a participatory measurement tool that

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28
Jul

Amplifying Women’s Voices in the East Africa Region

About the Amplifying Women’s Voices in the East Africa Region project Amplifying Women’s Voices in the East Africa Region project aims to address issues by building the capacity of women’s rights organizations and other EASSI network members in the East Africa region to hold member states to account for their gender equality commitments. This will be achieved by lobbying Heads of

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27
Jul

Women’s Economic Justice (WEJ) Project in the East African Community, EAC

About the Women’s Economic Justice, WEJ project The overall goal of the WEJ project is to contribute to women’s economic justice in the East African Community, EAC. There is an economic gap between women and men in the EAC due to gender blind economic policies which has resulted in gender inequality. In order to address the gap, EASSI advocates for

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