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April 5, 2022

Uganda: No to Gender Based Violence

“It was a very cold morning. I will never forget my sister’s mutilated face. She was hardly recognisable. I was

April 4, 2022

Karamoja Women Lobbying for Involvement in Policy Implementation

On 1st April 2022, EASSI in partnership with Crossroads International organized a joint cross border Dialogue bringing together over 41

September 10, 2020

E-Conference on Implications of COVID-19 on Women Economic Empowerment in East Africa and Press Statement

With support from Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa), EASSI together with partners in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, including: Association of Media

March 9, 2020

Barriers for Small-Scale Traders in Kenya: Exploring Women’s Challenges on International Women’s Day

Originally published on GI-ACE by Melissa Trimble, Alissa Krueger, Veronica Akaezuwa, and Shruti Manian International Women’s Day on March 8

Women Convene Group February 27, 2020

The WEE Convene (Women Economic Empowerment), Policy Dialogue and Press Briefing

The Eastern African Sub-Regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI) together with the Southern and Eastern Africa Trade

January 21, 2020

Have you heard about Millennia2025 digintelles, “Collective intelligence and digital skills as drivers for empowerment”?

The Millennia2025 digintelles statement is now valued by the UN Secretary General, published, translated and circulated by UN ECOSOC for the UN Women CSW54 in

October 24, 2019

#Beijing25Africa: Updates on the Africa Beijing +25 Review Journey

 The Africa Beijing +25 Review Journey Over 200 African women and girls will be in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 25th

July 11, 2019

Public Dialogue on the 20 Years of EAC; Progress, Prospects and Challenges

The East African Community (EAC) marks 20 years in which it has grown in leaps and bounds. It has registered

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Uganda and Rwanda sued over continued arbitrary border closure

The Eastern African Sub-regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI) together with the Southern and Eastern Africa Trade

November 23, 2018


The True Story Award is the first global journalism prize. Its aim is to make reporters’ voices known beyond the

October 18, 2018

The Deteriorating Situation of Female Refugees in Uganda

My name is Miriam Cherukut and I am a Program Manager working with the National Association of Women Organisations in

October 2, 2018

EAC Gender Bill to Become Law in November 2018

The six East African Community (EAC) Heads of States are slated to assent to the EAC Gender Equality, Equity and

September 17, 2018

The EAC Gender Policy Launched in Arusha

It was all smiles in Arusha, Tanzania on Monday, September 17, 2018, when the East African Community (EAC) finally launched

September 9, 2018

Luweero Women Plan for Business Expansion

A two day needs assessment and planning session was held at the EASSI Training Centre on September 7 -8, 2018,

July 17, 2018

Village saving schemes are 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

July 10, 2018

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

May 5, 2018

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

April 9, 2018

Africa Barometer reference group meeting in Zambia


November 10, 2017

Elimination of non tariff barriers

Non-Tariff Barriers, NTBs are still a bottleneck to many cross border traders in East Africa particularly the women. Unfortunately, very

November 6, 2017

Encouraging women empowerment in Eritrea

Encouraging effort is being exerted with a view to strengthen the economic and educational capacity of women. The comment was

rape, rape cases July 12, 2017

UN Rights Chief Alarmed By Rape Chants in Burundi

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has expressed outrage at an apparent widespread pattern of

June 22, 2017

Charter for Cross Border Traders Launched

The Ugandan Government with support from Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) and in Partnership with EASSI has launched the Charter

May 4, 2017

Regional Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue and Launch of the EAC Gender Barometer

On 3rd and 4th May 2017, various stakeholders on Gender Equality in the East African Community and beyond converged in

August 22, 2014

EASSI hosted the Uganda Feminist Forum (UFF)

EASSI hosted of Uganda Feminist Forum (UFF) up to 2017. EASSI’s former Executive Director Lt. Marren Akatsa-Bukachi took on the