We also want to take this opportunity to appreciate our online community, whose contributions made the Event more colorful and impactful.
All we saw was passion during the last 3 days, especially as women entrepreneurs shared their experiences and as other participants deliberated on ways to intensify #WEE interventions.
This is the kind of passion we need if we are to bolster advocacy efforts for the effective implementation of #WEE programmes & regulatory frameworks.
As the organizers of this Conveninig, we commit to continue supporting and building the capacity of Women Entrepreneurs until their contributions are not only made visible to national and regional economic policy makers, but are also considered legitimate and formally supported.
We shall document and share commitments from the Event for advocacy purposes.
Use #WomenTakingLead to continue following and contributing to the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.
We have just concluded with the #PressBriefing, where our Executive Director, Hon. Sheila Kawamara Mishambi and Women Entreprenuers from Busia, Katuna and Milama Hills Borders addressed the media.
The issues that took centre centre at the briefing are as follows:
- The financial pain inflicted by the closure of the #UgandaRwanda border on Women Traders, with pressers calling for its re-opening
- The need to intensify advocacy for progressive, gender-responsive regulations, institutions & social norms.
- The importance of advocating for inclusive markets, businesses & employment practices.
- The significance of women’s voice and agency in economic decision making in key spheres.
- Promoting the investment in the strengthening of individual and collective capacities
- Strengthen the capacities for Women’s Economic Empowerment actors by promoting evidence based research, documentation and operationalization of advocacy, communications and media engagement strategies and plans for Women’s Economic Empowerment.
- Intentionally changing the narratives on women’s economic empowerment through communications and media engagement.
- Changing the narratives on women’s economic empowerment through policy engagement and advocacy.