EAC hails Alliance for leading the way on Gender Equality

Date: May 10, 2017
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Government and Civil society representatives from the East Africa Community (EAC) who converged in Kampala last week for the launch of their Pilot Gender Barometer have hailed the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Gender Protocol Alliance for taking a lead in advancing gender equality in Africa.

Speaking at the launch the EAC Barometer the Chairperson Board of Directors of the East Africa Sub regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of women (EASSI) Dr. Christine Mbonyingingo thanked the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance secretariat, Gender Links for inspiring and providing them with technical support to come up with an East Africa Barometer.

“We wish to thank our civil society partner in SADC, Gender Links for supporting and mentoring us throughout the process. The EAC Gender Barometer was inspired by the SADC Gender Barometer that is produced annually by Gender Links”, she said.

The EAC Gender Barometer is a consolidated research report from the five EAC partner states Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi with findings of the status of women in the areas covered by t
he Gender Bill. These areas  are Legal and State Obligations to Protect Human Rights, Gender Based Violence, the Media, Education, Health, Power and decision making, Economic Empowerment, Agriculture and food security, Land rights, Trade, Peace and security, Environment Management, Extractive Industries and Marginalized groups.Read more

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