Citizen Voice and Agency emphasizes community development practices such as participation, inclusion, ownership and sustainability. This can only be achieved through clear advocacy strategies which integrates, information, voice, dialogue and accountability. EASSI advocates for women’s rights and Gender Equality in East and the Horn Africa. It strives to ensure that gender dimensions are included in Key Policies and frameworks.

Currently EASSI is advocating for the enactment of the East African Community (EAC) Gender and Development Bill and the Engendering of the East African Non-Tariff Barriers Act. EASSI is also keen on mobilizing women to hold governments accountable on various issue particular those around the 12 critical areas of concern of the Beijing Platform for Action and the EAC Gender Equality and Development Bill. These are: Gender Based Violence, the Media, Education, Health, Power and Decision making, Economic Empowerment, Agriculture and food security, land rights, trade, Peace and Security, Environmental Management, and Marginalized groups. Through research, EASSI uses evidence based information to sensitise the women/communities to hold their government accountable in regard to the earlier mentioned areas.

EASSI also trains organizations and women leaders in advocacy for the advancement of women.

What we Do

Monitoring the Beijing and African Platforms for Action
Capacity Building
Communication and Networking
Information and Marketing Resource Centers
EAC Gender Barometer
Leadership Training Institute and Volunteer Programme

Upcoming Events
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
From: 11-Feb-2018 to: 11-Feb-2018 Book this event

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
From: 06-Feb-2018 to: 06-Feb-2018 Book this event

International Women's Day
From: 08-Mar-2018 to: 08-Mar-2018 Book this event

Human Rights Day
From: 10-Dec-2018 to: 10-Dec-2018 Book this event

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence
From: 25-Dec-2018 to: 10-Dec-2018 Book this event

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