EUCAP Sahel Niger

Ensuring realization of socio-economic rights of women through enhancing capacity of women’s associations and promoting dialogue in good governance and women’s rights protection

09/10/2019 - 09:11
Democracy and Human Rights

The project aimed to facilitate the creation of a strong women’s movement and activism, enhance the participation of women and women’s groups and to bring women’s socio-economic issues and especially Violence Against Women (VAW) to the attention of decision-makers at the national and regional levels. In addition, the project worked towards ensuring the realization of the socio-economic rights of women through enhancing the capacity of women’s associations and promoting dialogue in good governance and women’s rights protection. As a result of implementing this project, NEWA and its partners have made notable impact with regards to empowering women and girls and enhancing gender equality.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of this project was to strengthen dialogue and awareness towards the progressive realization of the socio-economic rights of women and contribute to the achievements of the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II) component on women’s empowerment and good governance. NEWA implemented the project in Addis Ababa, Gambella and Amhara region with its partner organizations.

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NEWA and Co Applicants: Amhara Women Association (AWA), Gambella Region Women Association (GRWA), Women Can Do It (WCDI)

 

Results

The project registered impressive results in undertaking women’s empowerment actions that contributed to safeguarding women’s socio-economic rights. The project has implemented activities that resulted in enhanced women’s and girls’, as well as other stakeholders’, capacity that helped the community, women, men, service providers and decision-makers understand and act towards gender equality. Notably, the project achieved the following results:

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