EASSI PROJECTS 4


The Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) programme


The Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) programme

The illicit manufacture, transfer and circulation of small arms and light weapons and their excessive accumulation and uncontrolled spread in many regions of the world has a wide range of humanitarian and socio-economic consequences and pose a serious threat to peace, reconciliation, safety, security, stability and sustainable development at the individual, local, national, regional and international levels.

Over the past several years, EASSI has championed a gender dimension in the small arms and light weapons debate and has together with other national, regional and international organisations had a measure of success in creating awareness on the link between gender and small arms as well as contributing to inclusion of gender in key arms documents such as the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).

Under the SALW program, EASSI focuses 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 strong participation during the negotiation process.

Gender and Economic Development Projects

Economic Empowerment for post conflict affected Women Economic Empowerment for post conflict affected Women
Consolidating the gains of Women Cross Border Traders Consolidating the gains of Women Cross Border Traders
Women's Economic Justice Women's Economic Justice

Gender, Conflict Prevention & Post Conflict Reconstruction Projects

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

Women's Rights and Gender Equality Projects

Women’s Economic Justice in the East African Community Women’s Economic Justice in the East African Community
WAW Project (EAC Gender Barometer) WAW Project (EAC Gender Barometer)
Campaign for an EAC Gender Equality and Development Bill Campaign for an EAC Gender Equality and Development Bill






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