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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 filled with rage. I had never been that angry before in my life. Her husband had waited for me to

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 women leaders and 10 policy makers from the Karamoja Cluster of Uganda and Kenya. The aim was to discuss the

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 Women in Kenya (AMWIK), IIDA Women's Development Organisation; Tanzania Media Women’s Association (TAMWA); Platform for Labor Action (PLA) in Uganda;

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 allows us the opportunity to reflect on the status of women’s rights across the globe. As a research team from

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 Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI-Uganda), in partnership with Urgent Action Fund-Africa organized a two-day Women Economic Empowerment Convene at Royal

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 March 2020: https://undocs.org/pdf?symbol=fr/E/CN.6/2020/NGO/199 To participate in digintelles, simply answer 7 + 1 questions online: do it in a few minutes, your testimony will be included

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 - 31st October 2019 for the 25 years review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.  We are keen to

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 a number of achievements in the socio-economic spheres. These include intra-EAC Trade facilitation through establishment of One-Stop Border Posts, Electronic

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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 Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI-Uganda) and Center for Food and Adequate Living Rights (CEFROHT) have filed a case against Governments

November 23, 2018


The True Story Award is the first global journalism prize. Its aim is to make reporters’ voices known beyond the borders of their home countries, and in doing so to increase the diversity of perspectives offered in the media. 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 Uganda, an umbrella of women’s organisations and district NGO networks in Uganda. NAWOU boasts of being the most grounded women’s