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July 12, 2022

Enhancing Participation of Women Traders in the AfCFTA – A Regional Policy Dialogue

EASSI with support from GIZ-EAC-IIDEA organized a Regional Policy Dialogue on Enhancing Participation of Women Traders in the African Continental

June 24, 2022

Generation Equality: Flexible Funding to Women’s Organisations

By Anne Karago   Today women are organising locally and nationally and are networking across the African continent on an

June 23, 2022

Generation Equality: The Dilemma of Funding the Women’s Movement

By Brenda Aromorach   The Women’s Movement aims at developing the capacity of women’s activism to ensure women’s power in

June 20, 2022

Generation Equality: Gender-Just Climate Solutions

By Anne Karago   Human activities have led to disastrous loss of biodiversity, endangering the planet interconnected ecosystems, hence compromising

June 16, 2022

Generation Equality: End Teenage Pregnancy, Involve Boys and Young Men in Sex Education

By Wendy Ngabire   At the age of six, Adoli lost her father. Her mother gave Adoli to another family

June 4, 2022

Generation Equality: GBV Regional Response for Eastern and the Horn of Africa

By Alice Doris Alal     In Kenya, the demographic and health survey of 2014 indicated that due to cultural

May 24, 2022

Generation Equality: Kenya’s Bold Commitment to End GBV by 2026

By Maureen Chebor   Jane Ngweso (not real name) was driving along Forest Road to Parklands in March 2022. While

May 22, 2022

Generation Equality: Provide Universal Comprehensive Sexuality Education

By Brenda Aromorach In Uganda adolescents constitute over 9 million people, which is a quarter the population. For the majority

May 17, 2022

South Sudan Sexual Abuse Cases Top 700 in 3 Months: UNMISS

Juba, More than 700 civilians in South Sudan have been abused sexually in the first quarter of this year, with

May 15, 2022

AfCFTA Promises to Unlock the Potential for African Women to Move to Macro Businesses

For decades, African women have been trapped in poverty cycles due to several underlying factors including unequal access to education,

May 6, 2022

Generation Equality: Women Taking Charge of Environmental Governance

By Anne Karago   Samiya Ahmed in Beledweyne district in southern Somalia tells a chilling story of how the cruel

April 24, 2022

African Women’s Decade on Financial and Economic Inclusion

  The African Union’s Strategy on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment (GEWE) emphasises the need for the economic empowerment of women if

April 12, 2022

Africa’s 720m Youth in Clean Energy are a Game Change

Climate change and development expert Richard Munang speaks about agriculture, Africa and coronavirus pandemic.  Africa’s youthful population is considered its

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

March 21, 2022

How Women Got Short End of Start-up Stick

More than 97 percent of investments made into African start-ups between 2013 and 2021 went to male-led start-ups with female

March 18, 2022

Gender Norms Putting Girls at Greater Health, Social Risks, New Study Shows

Adolescent health interventions, which focus on youth 15 years or older, should target a much younger age group to make

March 15, 2022

DR Congo Women Crowdfund to get Gang Rape Suspects to Court

After the trial of alleged gang rapists was postponed over lack of funds to get them to court, incensed women

March 8, 2022

AU Legal Frameworks aim to Break the Cycle of Violence Against Women and Girls

In Africa, the most prevalent forms of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) reported and documented, include, among others, Intimate

March 7, 2022

2020 to 2030: Decade for slaying the female ‘cut’ globally

The ten-year period from 2020 to 2030 is the Decade of Action for Sustainable Development, a decade of ambitious action

March 1, 2022

Covid-19 Nightmare of Out-of-School Adolescent Parents in Kenya

Twelve-year-old Hafeeza Daud (not her real name) was a happy girl who loved school. In January last year, she reported

February 24, 2022

Forget Ideology, the World’s Next Great Divide will be Digital and Highly Sexist

  When we think about the future, we have to think digital space, technology and its application. As mobile phone

February 10, 2022

Unsafe Abortions Remain Leading Cause of Death

When Maria Mukabi (not her real name), hardly 18, realised that she was pregnant — and keen to hide it

February 8, 2022

The Unequal World of Women’s Reproductive Health

The majority of women and girls in developing countries still do not have access to sexual and reproductive health care,

February 3, 2022

No Consensus on How to Curb Teen Pregnancy

Sexual activity and pregnancy rates are high among teenagers in East African, but governments, civil society and churches are divided

January 28, 2022

Rise in Child Pregnancy Cases has Rwandan Parents, Leaders Worried

Rising numbers of early childhood pregnancies in rural areas of Rwanda have parents and local leaders are worried that this

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