Tag: East Africa

24
Oct

4th NATIONAL WOMEN’S WEEK: LIFE OF A WOMAN CROSS BORDER TRADER

4th NATIONAL WOMEN’S WEEK: LIFE OF A WOMAN CROSS BORDER TRADER The life of a woman cross border trader, challenges and opportunities in the EAC integration process 4th National Women’s Week: EASSI’s ultimate mandate under Women’s Economic Justice Project, WEJ is to link inland women to regional and international markets. This leads to the establishment of synergies between the Luweero

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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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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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11
Jan

How ‘Icyumba Cy’umukobwa’ is keeping girls in school

A few years ago, Jeanette Mutuyimana got her first menstruation period. Confused, irritated and with no one to turn to for help, Mutuyimana, a student of Groupe Scolaire Rugando asked for permission and took the rest of the day off. She did not return to school till four days later. Mutuyimana’s story is not unusual. According to World Bank statistics,

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25
Aug

Understanding the Ruling On Bride Price By Gillian Nantume

What does this ruling mean for the rural woman? In many rural communities, the practice of demanding a refund of bride price has been the norm. Now, from the legal point of view, anyone found doing this will be acting outside the law. This ruling applies both to those who paid bride price before the judgement, and those who are

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