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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 Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The event, which transpired on 7th July 2022, brought together over 105 participants online via ZOOM,

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 unprecedented scale. They are on the frontlines, paving the way to gender equality and women’s rights. In Sub Saharan Africa,

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 their homes; possession of equal rights and ensure women’s rights over their bodies. The Women’s Movement enables women to collectively

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 our ability to co-exist in harmony with nature. This has resulted into endless crises, including extreme weather events, food crisis,

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 as she struggled to take care of her three other children. As Adoli grew up, her adoptive family refused to

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 norms 42% of women and men still believe that wife-beating is acceptable under some conditions. In October 2021, Kenyan record-breaking

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 admiring the neat and newly constructed Nairobi Express Highway, a motorbike rider, popularly known as Boda Boda riders abruptly sped

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 of adolescents, life is really harsh. Poverty, coupled with HIV/AIDS; early marriages; teenage pregnancies; Gender-Based Violence, negative cultural practices and

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 the country seeing a rise in conflict-related abuse, a report by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) indicates.

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, factors of production, and trade facilities; inequitable labour-saving technologies; underpaid or unpaid labour; harmful cultural practices; and limited legal protection

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 hand of nature has reaped everything and relegated her to destitution. She sits and watches desperately at the sunken eyes